Over two thousand years ago, You faced the horrors of the cross. The cruel tortures of that wicked tree reveal the severity of sin, my sin. You cried out, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me!” It was through this forsakenness that we experience the embrace of Abba’s arms. Restored. Restless and rebellious …
 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.  No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.  Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me …
Okay, to be honest, I never thought my vocal chords would ever vibrate to the rhythm of those words! However, God has a funny way of surprising us, doesn’t He? Today, I experienced one of those “I never thought I would have this experience” moments.
It’s been fifteen years…fifteen years today. December 16, 2001, will forever be a day etched in my memory. A momentous day of departure but a day of glorious reunion too. It was on this day dry cheeks – hardened by life – were soaked with tears of conviction. Today, fifteen years ago, everything changed for …
July 2, 2016
I have heard rumors Filmmaker Bryce Carver has another film brewing! But for those that have never watched his filmed The Trying I am sharing this post. Grab your popcorn and enjoy!
PS- I wonder where he found the good looking guy to star as the preacher! 😉
February 27, 2016
On December 17, 2001, I awoke to the sound of my mother’s voice as she made her seat on the edge of my bed. The morning light was mysteriously brighter. The air was fresher. Although, my surroundings were the same as the previous night, somehow I knew things were forever changed. They were new now.
With the new morning light thoughts of the church service from the night before flooded my mind. Joy began to bubble over in to my spirit. My mother softly interrupted the onslaught of my religious euphoria by saying, “Kevin, I need to tell you something. Something that is important.”
“What is it, Mama?”
She lovingly gazed at me and replied, “Kevin, I know you’re on cloud nine right now. You asked for the Lord’s forgiveness last night. Although, you feel “saved” this morning, there may come a day that feeling will wane. You must not go by your feelings. You must remember God’s promise to save all those who call on Him. Place your faith in His Word not your feelings.”
I have come to find Mama’s words from that morning to be true. I have mentally revisited that night at the altar several times over the years. Like the ocean’s tides, the feelings have ebbed and flowed, but my faith has remained unshaken. I have rehearsed the wise words of my mother to most of the people who have come to faith under my ministry and will continue to do so. Put your faith in God’s Word and not how you feel.
***The following post was written three years ago. I have to go on the record! I have a spur under my saddle. It bothers me, when people get cultural issues and the obeying the gospel confused. It is common to human nature to try to make others like ourselves, but this is not the Great …