A Story of Grace
January 23rd, 2021
Recently Paul Young, author of The Shack, shared his favorite joke. I love what this story tells us about Grace. What an incredible gift we have been given.A pastor dies, and he’s up at the pearly gat...
Praying in the Real World
January 18th, 2021
One of our primary and most essential tasks in any decision or dilemma is to define reality (Haggai 1:5-6). While this is hard enough to do in life, many find it even harder to apply in our prayer lif...
Humble and Hope-filled Reflections on the events at the Capitol
January 11th, 2021
Immediately, watching the TV in real-time, one of my first reactions was a desire to say something publicly. I wasn't sure what, but "something." This desire was driven perhaps by our cultures' quick ...
Things to Know in a New Year
January 4th, 2021
What does it mean to find and follow Jesus into the great and glorious mission He has called us to? I studied the first words that he uttered about the Church, when He began this movement that continu...
Investigate your Intuition
December 28th, 2020
Many psychologists, neurologists, sociologists, cult leaders, employers, and spouses have tried to understand where intuition comes from. Some say that it comes from deep within our subconscious; othe...
December 19th, 2020
Have you ever noticed how many statements we make at this time of year? We make statements on what we value and what's essential through numerous different mediums. One of the great ways we have tradi...
Rock? Hard Place? ... And an option Creating God!
December 12th, 2020
"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because J...
December 5th, 2020
This Christmas time, I am grateful that God is still doing some of the same things he was doing during the first Christmas time. As awe and wonder were found at the first Christmas, so they can be fou...
What can I give Him?
November 29th, 2020
One of my favorite Christmas carols' favorite verses is penned in the fourth verse of "In the Bleak Midwinter." The song asks;"What then can I give Him, poor as I am,If I were a shepherd, I would brin...
November 21st, 2020
Gratitude matters. As he sits down to dictate this letter to his Christian brothers and sisters at the Church in Colossi, you can almost see the Apostle Paul scanning through the Rolodex of his mind a...
November 13th, 2020
As I have been flipping through the pages of scripture this week and seeking to understand further the incredible story of God's passionate love for us, I have come across three declarations that help...
Things to Know to Make a Difference
November 9th, 2020
Here are some things you need to know if God will use you to make a difference in the world. These thoughts are right out of the prophetic word from Isaiah 49:1-7. These verses ring so clearly in my h...