Here is another one of my personal devos I felt I needed to share.
Like Philippians 4:13, this verse is one that often bothers me because I feel I am misinterpreting Scripture. God has glorious riches, sure. But the verse doesn’t say I get them; it only says He will meet my needs. So what do I have to do in order for God to meet my needs? Continue reading
The following is an excerpt from one of my personal devotions. I felt it was beneficial to more than just me.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
(Philippians 4:12-13 ESV)
Okay, so this verse has really bothered me for some time now. I used to be a huge offender of misinterpreting it as, “I have school to do today. I can do all things!” or, “I really don’t want to do chores, but I can do all things…” or, “I don’t like this task, so I’m going to throw Phil 4:13 on it!” Something felt wrong with saying that I could do all things, especially when I knew I couldn’t.
I believe I finally understand the meaning of this verse, or at least part of it. The commentary in my ESV Bible put it best:
Phil 4:12-13 This does not mean God will bless whatever a person does. It means God gives believers the strength to do whatever he asks them to do.
For me, I find myself once again running into this recurring and critical theme in my life: Continue reading
The Scripture Portion cover for Bible Quiz is a big deal for me. The changes ever year sometimes takes a little getting used to.
This year was definitely one of those years for me. I didn’t like the cover. At all. I thought it looked like mustard collided with Photoshop. Here’s the final product in case you haven’t seen it. (You can click to enlarge any of the images in this blog) Continue reading
I am honored to once again be writing the questions for the Michiana Bible Quiz Tournament in Elkhart, IN. As a quizzer, I remember many great matches at Michiana, and I can’t believe I get to write for it now.
Here are some things teams attending Michiana should know about my dazzling questions: Continue reading
This was written almost a year ago, and I’ve only now gotten around to publishing it. I hope you enjoy it!
Has a really profound thought ever crossed your mind? Maybe your first reaction was “I need to post this as my status” or “Let’s see if I can get this under 140 characters.” This happened to me a few days ago.
A perceptive thought crossed my mind, and visions of retweets, mentions, and likes piling up like Friday laundry began to ensue in my mind. But then I changed my mind. A 140 character tweet is probably easier for ADDmerica to understand, but sometimes, it’s just not enough. And that’s what blogs are for.
I was in the left-hand turning lane waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the red light to change. Tired from an 8-hour workday, I began to mentally unwind before arriving home. That’s when I glanced in my rear-view mirror.
And I could not believe what I saw. Rather, who I saw. Continue reading