Walking towards the Light from the cross of a King

A blog by Josh Humbert

Dear Lukewarm Christian….


Looking for a cure for lukewarm Christianity in the story of Elijah and the great showdown.

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get Real or Die Tryin’


Examining the Gospel infiltration of the hip hop culture and what it shows every Christian about boldly declaring the truth.

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

God vs Shame


One of the hardest commands that God ever gives…and He gives it twice! A look at Hosea and the close love of God.

January 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Grace, Work, And Pop-tart Directions


The wisdom of Pop-tart directions and how to have a good year.

January 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Grieving With Great Hope


A treasured text from guest writer Scott Higginbotham. A pastor’s look at 1 Corinthians and the hope available, even during a loss.

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reformation Of An Approval Junkie


A treasured text from guest writer Jerry Canupp on the goodness of Romans 8.

December 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Polyamory and 90’s Pop Music


The beautiful and freeing restrictions of God’s design for marriage.

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Faith and Film: Slumdog “Foo Fighter” Millionaire


Tracing the Gospel through an underdog movie and a classic 90’s rock song.

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

TREASURED TEXTS: REAL PEOPLE RECALLING PRECIOUS PASSAGES


This is an ongoing series where I’ve asked trusted people who have served God faithfully to write about a Scripture passage that has been of great significance in their life. … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pneumonia, Hypocrisy and Grace


I can be a hypocrite about sickness.  See, when the wife starts to feel bad for any reason, I’ll push her to go get it checked out by the doctor. … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Press On.


A treasured text from guest writer Mike Murrie. Thinking through a simple phrase that applies even when life seems complex.

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Letter to a Future Son


As a relatively new parent (our oldest is 4), I’m always reading parenting books, observing other parents, and asking questions. Good, Godly wisdom is out there (as it says repeatedly … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Worst (and Best!) Place to Hide


There was a time when I spent 20 minutes crawling on my stomach for the chance to scare one of my best friends. And yes, it’s possible (ahem, likely) that … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

Soundtrack for a Prodigal Son


What runs through your mind at your lowest point? When you stare at rock-bottom; when your plans have all failed; when the promises of joy have been unmasked as lies … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Moral Case for Sex Before Marriage and My Response


Breaking down the moral case for (and against) sex before marriage. Where do these paths end up? What truly satisfies?

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Of Beginnings, Batman, and other things that matter…


Finding a place to start again and celebrating one of the greatest words of all time.

July 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

Who is your daddy and what does he do?


“Let me tell you a secret about a father’s love….” Becoming a parent begins a monumental shift in your life.  And, even though I know this next phrase can seem … Continue reading

December 16, 2010 · 2 Comments

So Fresh and so Clean….clean? YES


“I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds! Anything is possible when your man smells like Old … Continue reading

December 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Why Your Clark Kent Must Die


“Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Forgiven….not Forgotten


“If we’ve all forgotten You, are we all forgotten too?” Paper Route—Are We All Forgotten The following three stories are all true. ************************************************************************ The other day, I watched as my … Continue reading

September 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Blessed are the Porsche in spirit……


“When you try your best, but you don’t succeed When you get what you want, but not what you need When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep Stuck … Continue reading

June 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Fathers, Sons, Babies, and Easter


April is month of new life. Not just new life for flowers, trees, plants, and anything green…but for me as well.  On April 19, 1987, an Easter Sunday in a … Continue reading

April 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

Hate math? It’s possible God does too….


I’ll be honest…I’ve never liked formulas, fractions, and many things math-related. Can I get an amen somebody??? Surprisingly, I think God feels the same way I do about fractions and … Continue reading

November 19, 2008 · Leave a comment

Let That Be Enough


“Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re the same, You never let go! Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re the same, You never let go! Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re … Continue reading

August 29, 2008 · Leave a comment

Gutsy-ness, Global Positioning, and the Genius of James Avery


Let’s be totally bare-bones honest here….there are some prayers that are tough to even pray. Right? I find that, sometimes asking God certain things in prayer can be very challenging. … Continue reading

August 20, 2008 · Leave a comment

It’s crazy what you can learn from an untrained dog.


So, we got my brother a puppy for Christmas. This wasn’t just any puppy….this was a Jack Russell Terrier. Now, I don’t know if you speak Spanish or not, but … Continue reading

June 7, 2008 · Leave a comment

What Will Your Anthem Be?


What will your anthem be? A phrase first used in a song titled exactly that by a great band called Bleach, way back in the day. What will your anthem … Continue reading

April 10, 2008 · 1 Comment

Walls? Who needs ’em?


What is the function of a wall? Pretty easy question, right?   The answer would be this: A wall is designed to keep something or someone IN or  OUT of a … Continue reading

March 21, 2008 · 1 Comment

Keep Going II


“Keep Going” Part One is in my blog “archive” if you wanna check it out.  I believe it is from May 07. My hope is that these words, lyrics, verses, … Continue reading

March 13, 2008 · Leave a comment

Can I Say “Intentional”??


Can I use the word “intentional?” I ask because, as I have discussed with friends, that word is getting way over-used these days, especially in Christian circles. If you asked … Continue reading

February 15, 2008 · 1 Comment

Pretty Disturbing


“Maybe we’ve been living with our eyes half open, Maybe we’re bent and broken. Broken. We were meant to live for so much more Have we lost ourselves? Somewhere we … Continue reading

February 2, 2008 · Leave a comment

Getting unstuck…


I’ll admit it….. I get bogged down easily.  Sometimes, way too easily.  If you know the 4 personality types and you know me, you’ll know that I have lots of … Continue reading

January 11, 2008 · Leave a comment

He never lets go..


My brother is pretty funny when it comes to the idea of repetition. For example, one night several years ago, he heard a new worship song and was so blown … Continue reading

November 15, 2007 · 2 Comments

Westerns and warfare…


What are you facing right now?  What challenge, what obstacle, what adversity are you colliding with?  Where, in your walk with God, have things ceased becoming easy? What circumstance is … Continue reading

September 24, 2007 · Leave a comment

When God laces up His pair of New Balance shoes


Be Honest…… Ever get frustrated by God’s timing, or rather…His patience with timing? Ever think that He is taking waaaaay too long in answering your prayer? Ever wish He would … Continue reading

August 11, 2007 · Leave a comment

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