Becoming A Better Father

God is working on me.  He has created me for good purposes.  He is fashioning me into a more precious and meaningful person for His kingdom, and as He does this, I treasure every...

Meditation of Gratitude in Sermon Struggle

From 9am to 8:30pm, meditating on God's Word. It's such a struggle with the flesh to focus for such a long time on a sermon that will quickly be over...and all the while, you...

Christian Thanksgiving

In 2 Corinthians 4, the Apostle Paul called the Christians in the Corinthian church to have “thanksgiving”. Here’s the verse: “For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may...

Little Eyes on Jesus

Three small communion cups, drained empty, are stacked together in my hand. My two little girls sit on my right, not so little anymore. From the middle of the country, in small-town America, they drank...

Losing Jim

This week I lost a good friend.  It happened suddenly - unexpectedly.  It happened in a way it should not have happened, like something stolen in the night, like waking up one day to...

God Give Us Eyes for the Lonely

Can you see them? Do you know who they are? They sit among us in the congregation, sometimes at the heart of the body, sometimes on the fringes. They worship on Sundays and gather for...

a little man

The political machine of the United States has been hijacked by a celebrity who treats women with so little respect that he should not be electable at any level.  Yet he remains the heavily...

Pondering Life With Your 401k Professional

Several years ago I made an interesting discovery:  I like magazines. Allison and I were flying to Tampa, and I really didn't want to start reading an entire book, so I picked up a copy of Time...

She Only Said “Yes” Once

I stood on a stage in the church I’d grown up in.  I can only vaguely remember my wedding, but I’ll never forget seeing Allison emerge from the hallway at the back of the...

Proof of His Love

by Reggie Osborne II Follow @reggieosborne on Twitter, friend me on Facebook or Google+. Life is troublesome, which is to say that much of life is incredibly painful and can cause us to question our most rock-solid...