New Beginnings

“The church is full of hypocrites!”

“The church is full of hypocrites!” How would you answer someone (or yourself) in the face of this objection? The same objection may be voiced a number of ways. “I like Jesus, just not the church. It’s full of hypocrites.”… Continue reading

“Jesus, take my life… but not that!”

Are there parts of life where Jesus isn’t allowed?

That is a question that’s come up in my reading this week and in the sermon again this morning. In America we have a tendency to think of church (or religion)… Continue reading

Fixing Faulty Thinking

Do you struggle with negative thoughts? God’s been hammering an important truth into me over the past few weeks.

I got really sick over Christmas and I think it was (at least in part) a result of stress. So, I’ve… Continue reading

What made Billy Graham special?

Are you or your children the next Billy Graham? How do you know? What about Billy Graham made him so special and influential?

If you have not heard, Billy Graham died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018. Our prayers are… Continue reading

My Prayer for 2018

Happy New Year!

This is the time of year when I like to look back over the past year to mourn, celebrate, and praise God for His abundant mercy before turning my face to the year to come.

This year,… Continue reading

Faith in the Face of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey 2017 (AP photo)

Why do bad things happen? How should we pray in the face of tragedy?

If you haven’t heard, Hurricane Harvey has been wrecking destruction on the Gulf Coast. My sister and her family live in… Continue reading

What to Expect This Summer

What are some fun ways you can keep kids thinking about spiritual matters this summer? We have some ideas.

Hello, everybody!

Are you glad summer is here? Part of me says “YES!” while part of me says “Already?!” I know… Continue reading

My Journey

Once I finally acknowledged my death, I figured out the purpose for my life.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live… Continue reading

Getting By or Giving Our Best?

Why should I do my best when I can get by with doing less?  Giving my best would require giving more time and energy towards the project goals, which would take away time and energy available for ”enjoying life.”… Continue reading

A Prayer for Families This Easter

Lent has begun and Easter is just around the corner. Can you believe that Resurrection Sunday is only six weeks away?

Would you join me now in praying for God to do a great work in families this… Continue reading

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