Hard Truth

The Cost of Silence

There is a powerfully convicting verse in James 4. In verse 17 it says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

My friends, it is high time we break the silence and talk about the cost of silence.

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Cynical or Expectant?

Cynical: Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity; doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.

Expectant: Having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good, interesting or beneficial.

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Am I Really Pro-Life?

I attended a March for Life rally today.

Such events always leave me sobered, encouraged, frustrated and hopeful.

Yet, one question has been the cause for great searching of heart. The question, am I really pro-life?

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In Christ Alone?

Once, I heard a quote that stated we never lie more to God than when we sing.

Ever since then, I’ve paid greater attention to my worshipping of God in song.
I seek to ask myself, am I simply singing the words, not even meaning them? Or do I truly live them?

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Grasping at Straws (Part 2)

As a Christian, a different “grasping at straws” image came to mind for me personally.

During my high school years and my early post-high school days, in many places I was well-known, respected and quite “popular,” supposing I can use that word in a homeschool world context. :)

Nathaniel Mervar was someone to know
back then.

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Grasping at Straws (Part 1)

There is an old expression, “grasping at straws” that I have come to a greater appreciation of this past week.
As a refresher to those of us who haven’t heard this expression in a while, I went ahead and pulled out its definition.

Grasping at straws - This idiom (expression) refers to a drowning person grabbing any floating object, even a straw, to save themselves.

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Breaking? Nope, Broken

In 2017 I prayed a dangerous prayer…

So many of us pray for dependence upon the Lord. We pray that we would live sold-out to Him. Yet, we never consider what that might do to our lives if He actually answers that prayer.

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Somewhere Between the Sword & the Angel

I recently studied Acts 12 for a Bible study and was struck by the two extremes for Peter and James in deliverance from their current trial. Both were delivered, but with different outcomes.

James was taken from this life and brought into the presence of His Savior. For a believer, this is a day for which we all yearn. We ache for the Lord to take us home, for we long to be in His presence. To see our Savior face to face and to spend eternity in the light of His presence.

For Peter, he was delivered from his trial by a miraculous escape from prison, as God sent an angel to do the impossible. One doesn’t escape by chance or human power from the depths of a prison, chained between two guards, with a total of sixteen soldiers guarding you.

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Watching Your Dreams Burn

“Christ is indeed worth our all, yet will we live that statement?”

I penned those words back in 2017 for our film entitled
“Counting the Cost.” Little did I realize how deeply personal those words would become to me as I watch what seems to be the burning of many of my dreams.

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Misusing the Sword

An email recently came across my desk that made me stop and pause. The title read, “A Bible that was manipulated to emphasize themes of submission and subservience.” My interest peaked, I opened the email and was once again reminded of the depravity of mankind.

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Christianity - A Dying Cause

No, the title of this post is no typo. I meant what I wrote, Christianity - A Dying Cause

To be honest, there are days and even months in my life where the cause seems lost. Every day it seems our world becomes darker. It seems as if the light keeps dying and the darkness continues to fill the void the light has left.

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Is Jesus Worth It?

Pressure. More pressure. Turn up the pressure. Stakes get higher. Ugh, pressure increasing. Is Jesus worth it? Pressure, pressure, pressure, PRESSURE…

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Easier Said Than Done

Easier said than done. Jesus’ example is so easy to talk about and agree with verbally, but live it…that is another story.

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I'm Nothing

I’m nothing.

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A Plea for Real Over Fake

Ok, I am not waiting any longer. I can't wait any longer.

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The Worth of Hell

I recently re-listened to a sermon on Hell and was extremely convicted again about the seriousness of the reality of this place.

So I dug back into some old writings of mine and pulled out this piece I wrote a while back, but never shared.
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A Lesson From My Dog

Yes, I have learned a very valuable life lesson from my dog.

Every time she has reminded me of this lesson, I have told myself, “You need to write about your dog teaching you.”
So now, I have finally taken up my quill and parchment or rather, my keyboard and virtual paper. Read More…

Go, That Simple, That Hard

Go. It is the last and final command of our Savior and Lord to His disciples while He was on this earth.

Chances are, we are all extremely familiar with this command. Therein lies the problem. One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a believer is this word called “familiarity.” We hear something so often and so regularly that we become immune, in a way, to this or that glorious truth or in this case, a command of Christ. Read More…

My Shoes Aren't Cool

Yes, apparently my shoes aren’t cool.

Ministry, despite the difficulty of it, is such a blessing.
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Walmart, Iwo Jima & Jesus

I promise you, the title will make sense by the end of this post! :)

My family and I were out and about today and on our way back home we made a trip to Walmart.

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I Was Right...Yet So Wrong

I was right, yet so wrong.

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The Lord recently hit me with something that hurt, yet I very much needed to hear.

I’ve been a believer for over a decade and a half now. Read More…

The Struggle

If you don't want to read something that is very similar to the blunt honesty of the Psalms, I encourage you to keep scrolling past this blog post.

For here in this post, I am going to be candid and blunt about something which I am titling “The Struggle.”

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I Wanna Go Back...

I Wanna Go Back…

I recently came across this song and thought over it for a period of time then forgot about it. The Lord recently brought it back into my life and used it to convict me of some of inconsistencies in my walk with Him. So please take the time to listen to the song and then allow me to share how it challenged me. Read More…