Category: Crazy Thoughts

  • lazy christianity

    The title says it all, doesn’t it? We live in an interesting society. There’s a bunch of us who leave the trash on the floor because there’s someone hired to pick it up. We don’t clean up the spill because it’s someone’s job. Someone tells us they’re doing something big but we don’t help people unless […]

  • in view of His mercy

    First off, I know that I’ve done many posts before (at least one) about Romans 12:1-2. It’s basically the whole purpose this blog’s existence. I’m in Romans again. For a long time I was in 1 John, and I didn’t get a chance to write more on all that God was teaching me while reading […]

  • what could be greater?

    Purpose. Such a deep word. Eternity. Too broad for us to understand fully, and yet it is something we can grasp. Fellowship. We all long for it. Put the three together… The only thing that comes to mind is a question. How is it possible? Don’t you want more? Don’t we all wish or long for […]

  • grace calls us

    The last post covered some really neat things about grace that I haven’t really thought of before. From that perspective, my interaction with others has changed in a great way. The way I interact with my kids, wife, volunteers, fellow workers, and acquaintances. But now even deeper than that, there’s another understanding of grace that […]

  • grace, glory, and peace

    Recently I’ve been reading Ephesians again. I’m just enamored by how excited Paul gets about God’s grace. What I’m writing about has to do with what I’ve found in the first two chapters. Go ahead and take a moment to read through it. If it went any further, this post could last forever. But this […]

  • what it is

    About 9 years ago my oldest son, Christopher had many questions for us. He wasn’t super good at asking things very well, but instead of asking, “What is it?” he would say, “What it is.” And we would tell him what it was. (Before you continue to read this, this is one of the “blunt” […]

  • deep affection

    deep affection

    For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:8 NASB) For the first time I caught this verse amidst all the things Paul was mentioning to the Philippian church. It caught me off guard. I don’t talk that way to anyone, let alone have any […]

  • unhindered


    And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. (Acts 28:30, 31 NASB) Have you ever wondered what happened during those two years of Paul’s ministry? For years Paul […]

  • Jesus runs an errand

    But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” […]

  • misconceptions

    Matthew…what a neat gospel. This year I’m reading through the Mew Testament again. It seems to be going much quicker this time. Matthew took only 5 days to read. It was a lot to take in. But I noticed some things about it that taught me a lot more about what Matthew was trying to […]