I gotta say, I was actually hoping that something magical was going to happen the second that clock read January 1st, 2021. Boy was I wrong.
I'm a pastor, blogger and podcaster living in Everett WA. I enjoy movies, music, pipes/cigars and I'm a flannel aficionado. My favorite place is the PNW coastline. I write words and talk about stuff.
I often wonder why He would give me such a specific limitation in my communication while at the same time call me to preach and care for people.
I have a great love for the local church and my deepest desire is to see her flourish and grow even in these difficult times that we are in. That said, I believe we are experiencing the affects of a very serious issue that has some very serious consequences.
I wrote this as a tribute to my grandfather.
It is easy to praise the Lord’s sovereignty in the peaks and mountain tops. Yet as many know, the Christian life is often not spent in the grassy hilltops, but rather in the trenches, where it is cold, dirty and lonely.
Many have said, “if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all-good. If He is all-good, then He cannot be all-powerful.” This is the danger of forgetting the Gospel.
Here’s a thought for you. I don’t think we Christians are wired to handle fame. I don't think we are wired in a way that gives us the ability to deal with stardom in a beneficial way. I think there is a very special and Biblical reason for this.
“O dear friend, when thy grief presses thee to the very dust, worship there!” - Spurgeon