Those Who Trust in the LORD are Unshakable (Psalm 125)

What is your greatest fear? I was thinking about this question this week, and for me, it all came back to being humiliated. My greatest fear is being humbled in any number of ways outside of my control. What is your greatest fear? We’ll come back to it. This summer, we are studying the Songs … More Those Who Trust in the LORD are Unshakable (Psalm 125)

Loving Your Enemies

So many brothers and sisters at Calvary have called my bluff during this “Enemies No More” series. They (rightly) claim that it’s not so simple as four linear steps. What if “confront → repent → forgive → restore” doesn’t work? The path to reconciliation, in their experience at least, is filled with potholes, detours, “Michigan lefts,” and … More Loving Your Enemies

Forgiveness

In his book Unpacking Forgiveness, Chris Brauns tells the story of an American prisoner of war named Jacob DeShazer. Deshazer was a crew member during the Doolittle raids which were essentially suicide missions to bomb Japan in the immediate aftermath of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. DeShazer’s plane ran out of fuel, and the … More Forgiveness

Repentance

I have the hardest time admitting I’m wrong. You know, I have the hardest time admitting I’m wrong with Emily, my wife. She is my best accountability partner, by the way. She knows pretty much everything about me and has the most opportunities to speak into it. I don’t know about you, but, whenever someone … More Repentance