What About Bob?

Originally posted on March 6, 2012. Remember the movie “What About Bob?” I have to say, it’s one of my all time favorites. The opening scene, with Bill Murray playing Bob who’s an obsessive compulsive so afraid to leave his apartment that he has to talk his way out, says...

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Worship or Idolatry?

“For people will be lovers of themselves… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power” (2 Timothy 3:2-5, in part). Convicted of this myself, do we worship God because of His greatness, mercy, love, goodness, majesty, splendor… because of who...

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Lay It All Down

I was reading this morning in Proverbs and James, and I also started the book Radical by David Platt. As I read in Scripture about God’s plans for us and how our desires get in the way, and as I read David Platt’s perspective on the way we worship in...

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Oh, How He Loves Us!

Sometimes in worship, both privately and corporately, we need to sit in the truth of how much God loves us. He pursues us. He wants us to rest in him. This song by John Mark McMillan has impacted my relationship with God as I worship him and basque in the...

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Adoption & Provision

I had the ideal job. I was making enough money to provide for my family, even while my wife was finishing graduate school. Daytime office hours, a full benefits package, no traveling; it was ideal. I was able to provide for my family. My wife and I felt called by...

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What God Requires

“With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for...

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