Why So Salty?
The world can be a bitter place, so it's important that we all keep a little saltiness about us. This is an ever-growing collection of thoughtful observations and spirit-directed truths borne from Scripture, conversation, and prayer. Never be content with a truth you cannot defend, or a lie that you must contend. We must always live as a salty addition to this bitter world, never as idle consumers. As my favorite author once said,
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." Jesus [Matthew 5:13]

Show Me Your Glory

Have you ever asked God to prove himself to you? Have you ever demanded a sign that He might reveal Himself to you in a way that was tangible, not just invisible, so that you might have more—or any—faith?

I have. Perhaps "demanded" is too strong a word, but I've definitely strongly suggested He do so. If you're anything like me (or nothing like me, for that matter), you've likely prayed at one time or another for God to help you believe more, or at all.

Before I became a believer, I just didn't get it. I learned about God and Jesus [...]

Mary, Did You Know?

Mary, did you know that the Three Wise Men never made it to Bethlehem that night?

The Christmas Story, along with the Nativity scene (however ethnically incorrect those participants may be), always tells the story that includes the three wise men, or "magi" as the later translations of the Bible write it. So let's take a look.

In the gospel of Matthew, the entire story of Jesus' birth is omitted. In fact, other than this specific narrative of the Magi, all of the details of the nativity (which means "circumstances of a birth"—I had to look it up) come from the historical [...]

Hope Is Peace

I was recently in Houston with my family, and on our last day of our trip, we were planning to visit the NASA Space Center there.

Early that morning, I went out for a walk to engage God in conversation. During that time, I began considering and praying for all those involved in the Space Program, from the beginning until now, those who have lived and for those who have given their lives to the adventure of discovering the truth through space exploration.

Like so many adventurers before them, in so many different ways and purposes, each individual on this earth who [...]