• October 6th, 2023
    I’ve been reading a book called The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer as part of a class that I’m taking. Usually, I try to write my own devotionals, but in chapter five of the book, a few paragraphs stood out to me as something that was in my heart, but I was not a… Read more: October 6th, 2023
  • August 25th, 2023
    Luke 6:35-36 CSB – But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High. For he is gracious to the ungrateful and evil. Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Galatians 6:9-10 CSB –… Read more: August 25th, 2023
  • August 18th, 2023
    Matthew 6:6 CSB – But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6 contains the famous scene where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray (Our Father, who art in Heaven…)… Read more: August 18th, 2023
  • July 28th, 2023
    Luke 15:1-2 CSB – All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to him. And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” I think this verse often gets overlooked, but it’s a powerful summary of how Jesus intended us to be in relationships with others. The Pharisees and scribes were… Read more: July 28th, 2023
  • July 21st, 2023
    Colossians 3:21 CSB – Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they won’t become discouraged. As the father of two boys, this is a verse that I think of often, especially with them being so young. Anneke and I talk a lot about how to parent without breaking our children’s spirits because we want them to… Read more: July 21st, 2023
  • June 30th, 2023
    Mark 6:30-31 CSB – The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. It’s easy for us to justify spending… Read more: June 30th, 2023
  • June 23rd, 2023
    Psalm 3:3-5 CSB – But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me. In the fall of 2019, we found out, after more… Read more: June 23rd, 2023
  • June 16th, 2023
    John 20:29 CSB – Jesus said (to Thomas), “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” John 14:12 CSB – Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these because… Read more: June 16th, 2023
  • June 9th, 2023
    This devotional is going to be a little different and I feel strongly enough about it to tackle it head-on. Last week began pride month for those in the LBGTQA+ community. Since then, I’ve seen a lot of Christians make disparaging remarks about the community as a whole based on broad generalizations and stereotypes. In… Read more: June 9th, 2023
  • May 19th, 2023
    Ephesians 1:22-23 CSB – And he subjected everything under his feet and appointed him as head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way. Over the last six weeks, I’d say, I’ve only been able to attend church in person, once. There… Read more: May 19th, 2023