Joy Not Happiness


Rejoice not in the earthly blessings Be thankful, very thankful Rejoice not in your ability to bless others Glorify the God who makes you a blessing Now Rejoice! Rejoice in the healing of the hurting Rejoice in the salvation of the lost Subscribe If you enjoyed this post, you can subscribe to receive my weekly newsletter via email.

Searching for Truth: Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding


About two weeks ago, I began a daily study of the Biblical book of Proverbs. I have often heard about the wisdom it contains and have ready it in the past. But I figured  a detailed study would be a good way to kick off 2018. The Bible often emphasizes wisdom as a prerequisite for living a meaningful life. As I have read proverbs, I was struck by its sharp focus on knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. It’s fair to say

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Jamaica, Jesus Loves You So

jamaica - Jesus loves you so
We are on Mission for Christ, destination Jamaica. A few days ago, a dream team of 15 high school students and 7 adults landed on this beautiful Caribbean island. We are from Cornerstone church in Chandler, Arizona. Our objective? To go into schools, street corners and churches sharing the gospel of Jesus, through our personal stories, drama skits, music, and puppet shows.
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Trapped in Nothing


We came from nothing And we’re going to nothing Yet we sit here, trapped between 2 nothings Contemplating our nothingness – Frederich Nietzsche, Philosopher. If there’s no God and no afterlife, our origin was an accident and our destiny is nothingness, meaning all of life’s striving is an exercise in futility. – Timothy Keller, Reverend. Subscribe

Why did Jesus Come?


As Easter draws near, the questions that often come to our minds (depending on our backgrounds) are: Who is Jesus? What was he about? Why did he die? Is he for real? I’ll take a stab at a slightly different question, Why did he come? That’s a loaded question. The others are important too, but understanding why he came or was needed on earth in the 1st place is a key that unlocks a tonne of insights into the rest

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The Body of Christ


The people, the people The body, the people The community, the unity The people, the people The togetherness, the strength The fellowship, the bond The joy, the fears The pain and the healing The people, The people The truth laid bare The truth, the son of God The body of the son, the church The church which is the people Filled with the spirit, become one body The truth brings liberation The shackles and irons broken Liberated we stand in

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Dear Younger Me – 5 Lessons for the Time Capsule


If you could strap into a time capsule and travel back across the highways of time and the alleys of decisions, what advice would you give your younger self? I know what you’re thinking because I thought the exact same thing when I got that question… “Where does one start?!”. As I mulled it over, I couldn’t help coming up with a list – the engineer in me strikes again. At least, I’ll be able to print and frame this

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The Great Harvest


Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!” Matthew 9: 35 – 38 As true today

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Finding Peace in a World of Chaos


It’s hard to deny that we live in a chaotic world, every thing moves fast and they often jam. The daily grind is enough to drive you bonkers. As the world and your circumstances act upon you, it’s unsurprisingly easy and even expected that you give back what you’re getting. At the times when you’re not giving it right back, you’re soaking it all up. From the highs of successes to the lows of failed pursuits and the disappointments of

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