New Year’s

My Word for 2020

I don’t know if people are doing this where you live, but I’m seeing a lot of posts on Facebook choosing one word to characterize a person’s New Year’s resolutions moving into 2020. I’ve seen words like “strength,” “forgiveness,” “joy,”… Continue reading

Who are you trying to please?

Happy New Year!

Today’s blog will be rather short, but I pray it’s one you’ll think about for much longer.

Around New Year’s it’s common to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here is a free a… Continue reading

Event Evaluation

Easter celebrations are behind us and summer planning is in full swing. Many of these events happen yearly (like vacations, field trips, Vacation Bible School, camp, etc.). This post explains how to save yourself a lot of trouble the next… 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

Fun Makes It Stick

How can you make your lesson fun? Kids and fun go together like peanut butter and jelly (or peas and carrots if you’re allergic to peanuts). If you want to connect with kids, you’ve got to play a little.… Continue reading

Look Back to Look Ahead

Do you want your prayers and life to have a greater impact? A bit of history can change today’s world too.

John F. Kennedy

You all probably already know that Mary (my wife and Nancy Ruth’s mother) passed away November… Continue reading

Do New Year’s resolutions work?

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A resolution by definition is something you firmly decide to do. Is that true of your New Year’s resolutions? It wasn’t always true of mine.

This time of year people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions.… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

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