Conquering Our Trials

“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” -Psalm 73:26 If you read this post from earlier this year, you’ll remember that I was on crutches for nearly three months due to a stress fracture close to my hip. I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d be able to play soccer for my college this season. By…

There’s A Price to Pay

“So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, ‘There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.’” -1 Kings 22:8 Being a Christian takes sacrifice. Jesus’  gospel is not the prosperity gospel…there is no guarantee…

Holy Ground

“Then He said, ‘Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’” -Exodus 3:5 Imagine the following scene. It’s another day with sheep in  the desert. You’ve been shepherding for many, many years. Every day is a lot like the other ones– hot and dry. The…

He’s A Tree

“He shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season…” -Psalm 1:3a I have been digging deep into Psalms recently for my quiet time, using a commentary by Robert Plumer as a supplementary tool. Knowing that David was called a man after God’s own heart (Acts…

I Was A Leper

“He shall be unclean. All the days he has the sor e he shall be unclean. He is unclean and he shall dwell alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.” -Leviticus 13:46 Leprosy. Have you heard of it? It is a horrible disease that affects your skin. Leviticus uses many pages to go through the certain…