Untying the Knots of Conflict

I have a comfortable pair of sweatpants that I have had for almost 20 years now. They are warm, comfortable, and an essential part of my life now that the weather is turning cold. There is only one thing about these pants that drives me crazy: it is impossible for me to untie the drawstring…

Where does your help come from?

Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” Psalm 121:1-4…

The Life Shaping Value of Friendship

Most of the decisions that have shaped my life have come as a direct result of a friendship. You cannot tell the story of who I am as a man without noting the influence of those who have poured their lives into mine. It was the encouragement of close friends that caused me to pursue…

Goldsworthy and the Exodus

Graeme Goldsworthy has a tremendous gift for tying the various parts of the biblical story to the metanarrative of the whole Bible. In According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, Goldsworthy provides an introduction to biblical theology. He attempts to show how the idea of God’s kingdom (God’s people, living in God’s…

What captures your mind controls your thoughts and dominates the desires of your heart – Paul Tripp

The following is excerpted from Paul David Tripp’s devotional book, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional. Discouragement focuses more on the broken glories of creation than on the restoring glories of God’s character, presence, and promises. What captures your mind controls your thoughts and dominates the desires of your heart. Outside of intentional moments…