New Song

Psalm 96:1 Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! It was May, and we were four months into six days in a row of high school lacrosse. We had spent a lot of time together. It was the same field, the same balls and there wasn’t a joke that any of the …

One More

Matthew 18:12-14 “12 If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t …

Persistence in Prayer

Matthew 7:7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. One thing that I appreciate about FCA is the different people …

Who is your Daddy? Reflections on Psalms 19…

My days of being a lacrosse goalie involved concentrating following the ball closely every minute, every second of the game and I remember being mentally exhausted by the end of every game. There are a lot of things that lacrosse goalies are accused of, but we normally had the most extreme personality and everyone on the team thought we were …

Sharing our Stories

Psalm 22:30-31 “Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.  His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.” Standing in the tent the last day of our final tournament of the summer I was excited about the opportunity to reteach a …

Walking the Narrow Path

Matthew 7:13-14 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. I have spent countless hours of my life in meetings discussing FCA …

Making it Stick

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 4“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the …

That He is Mindful of Me

Psalm 8:2-9 “2 Because of Your adversaries, You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, 4 what is man that You remember him, the son of man …

Boasting About How God Grows FCA

2 Corinthians 10:15-18 15 We are not bragging beyond measure about other people’s labors. But we have the hope that as your faith increases, our area of ministry will be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may proclaim the good news to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else’s area of ministry. 17 So the one who boasts must boast …

Small Steps of Faith in the Ordinary

Luke 5:1-11 1 As the crowd was pressing in on Jesus to hear God’s word, He was standing by Lake Gennesaret. 2 He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from …