Category: Applying Scripture

How do I decide whether or not to get a COVID vaccination when it’s available?

Let me preface this by saying to all readers, this is an intensely personal decision for each person to make. It is also a topic that seems really controversial in my region of the United States. I have been thinking deeply about this and have struggled. How do I decide about getting a COVID vaccination? Each person will have an…

Why I pay attention to things leading up to Rosh Hashanah

If you know me then you know I am pretty heavily influenced (as I think followers of Jesus should be) by the textual pictures in the Hebrew Bible. After all this is the Bible Jesus taught from when he walked the planet. The Hebrew language is picturesque and God is even more so. He is always speaking in word pictures.…

Revival in Distress

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.” -Ps. 107:19 If repentance is a gateway for revival, then distress is a blessing. Naturally we are more apt to turn to God in repentance when we are experiencing the bone breaking pain or panic stricken fear of crisis. It is often in these…