Pressing On Blog

Philippians 3:12-14

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”


Seasoned with Grace

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” (Colossians 4:6 NASB). I rarely blog about current events, but there’s been a lot of hate in the news the last few weeks. Recently two...

Souls for Whom Christ Died

I jumped up from the weight bench at the gym, out of breath but pleased with my performance. A young man watched. “You do well for an old man!” he joked. “Well, I almost made it in the NFL,” I said straight-faced. Now, you should know that I stand 5’ 6” tall when...

Following Jesus Without a Map

For me, following Jesus means that I work a day job, (for which I am very thankful). My morning and evening commutes, however, are the most challenging 25 to 60 minutes of my day. This week I set up a phone application that checks the current traffic. I press a...

When I Was a Child

I rounded the corner to hear my son call my three-year-old grandson to come out of the woods behind their house. There was only a slight hesitation as the boy slowed, momentarily. “Put on your listening ears,“ my son warned. “I left them in the woods,” replied the...

Cloudy with a Chance of Obedience

Though we don’t know the exact numbers, most scholars agree that several million Hebrews followed Moses out of Egypt. The Lord led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, (Exodus 13:21). When the Egyptian army pursued them, the cloud moved behind the...

Children of God in Fact

Cultures and religions around the world have traditionally drawn an analogy between the Creator as a father figure and humans as His children. As the Apostle Paul waits in Athens for Silas and Timothy, he addresses those he finds in the Aeropagus, a local pagan...