Playing it safe

Below is an excerpt from the devotional I wrote for our youth’s group winter retreat a few weeks ago. The theme of the weekend was ‘Reckless’ and was based of the song with the same title by Jeremy Camp. … In the song, we hear the lyrics: Everytime I try to play it safe Holding […]

That one question

As a Christ follower, I sometimes come across people who are…less than accepting of my beliefs. Believe it or not, there are some people out that who are against Christianity and who believe it is a bunch of B.S. I know, I was surprised too. Actually, a good part of 70% of the world has […]

Trusting God

Psalms 106:24 (NLT) The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn’t believe his promise to care for them. We do we have such a hard time trusting God? The Israelites were literally given daily bread from God, and yet they still couldn’t trust him to provide for them. Everyday, we try to control […]

I am Peter

Hi. I’m Peter. OK, not really, but in many ways, I am like Peter. And so are you. Jesus replied,  “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will […]

The Armor of God

Ephesians 6:11-18 (NLT) 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits […]

Fear and Confusion

Sometimes, the Bible can be really confusing. But usually, it’s not the Bible that is confusing, it’s just me that is confused. Ever since I accepted God’s free gift of salvation, I have learned about this all powerful loving God who wants the best for us all the time. He loves us. Loves us. Loves […]

Making a Real Difference

Check out the video below. Many times we take pride in our little contributions to the world. And, there is nothing wrong with making small contributions to improve our communities. In fact, if everyone made just one small improvement to their community each day, then it wouldn’t take long for the world to take notice […]

The Power of Power Rangers

It’s been almost 20 years since the first episode of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers aired. How do I know that? Well, recently my 6 year old son became obsessed with the Power Rangers franchise. He devours episode of the show on Netflix. This morning, we watched Season 1, episode 1 of Power Rangers. The last time […]

Who is your god?

People serve many gods. They serve gods of greed, power, lust, and gluttony. They serve gods of cars, houses,  and flat panel TVs. They serve gods of clothes, shoes, and purses. They serve gods of pornography and other sexual immoralities. In short, we find new gods to serve all the time. But there is only one God […]

Knowing vs. Believing

Below is a message I delivered to my youth group this week. I realize more and more that there is a big difference between what we know and what we believe. For example: I know that drinking soda and adding artificial sweetener to my coffee is bad for me, but I believe that it won’t hurt me much […]

Jesus lays a verbal smack-down

If you’ve been reading this blog lately (maybe even for a while now) I have made it quite clear that I have issues with religion. More specifically, I have issues with religions that are based in Christianity. It has been on my mind a lot lately, and it has been getting to the point where […]