January 1, 2020

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away, the new has come.

2 Cor. 5:17 ESV

   This past month I volunteered at the Granite Gripper Climbing Competition at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg Texas.  In many ways...

December 18, 2019

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him rooted and built up in Him and  established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Col 2:6-7

   In front of my childhood home near Phoenix, Arizona stands a...

October 29, 2019

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah. 26:3 ESV

  Brother Lawrence was a simple Carmelite monk who lived in 17th century France. As a humble cook in the monastery he learned the importance of communion with God durin...

September 6, 2019

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set  eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11 NIV

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is a...

August 20, 2019

And the Word  became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 ESV

   In modern day western society we go to great lengths to remove ourselves from the discomforts and inconve...

June 4, 2019

And He said to them, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 ESV

   Few things are as relaxing and peaceful to me as sitting beside a quiet mountain stream and fishing for trout. This evening I had the opportunity  to do just that at our camp in the S...

April 24, 2019

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.   IS 41:10 ESV

  Last month we lead a group of Chinese exchange students on a Spring Break trip in th...

March 8, 2019

For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthen...

February 13, 2019

   And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.  Matt 17:1-2 ESV...

January 8, 2019

   To bestow on them a crown of beauty, instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. IS 61:3 NIV...

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