Why Start with the Heart?

In the Quest for Change, Don't Overlook Your Hidden HQ Question for you...how's your heart? Not the organ in the middle of your chest cavity, mind you, but rather your other heart. The one that is the figurative hub of  your existence, where all your thoughts, motives, and actions originate. How's that heart? I know,... Continue Reading →

Determined as…

3 Things We Can Learn from the Woolly Bear Caterpillar When you see Woolly Bear Caterpillars crossing the country roads of the Midwest, it's a sure sign that summer is almost over. As they hustle to get from one side of the road to the other, you know a change of seasons is coming. For... Continue Reading →

176 verses, 1 Big Idea

Why I'm Glad I didn't Skip the Longest Chapter of the Bible Setting out to read Psalm 119 in the Bible is kind of like boarding a flight from Los Angeles to New York. You know it's going to take a while. Honestly, I thought about skipping it. After I finished chapter 118, I sort... Continue Reading →

Praying Past Thresholds

Four Essentials for Praying More Effectively Wouldn't it be silly if I got up a little early tomorrow, put on my workout clothes, laced up my Nikes, stretched out for a few minutes and then...took a shower? Why would I go to all the trouble to prepare for it, get warmed up for it, but... Continue Reading →

Hope for a Change

Three Reasons Why You Should Believe that You Can Change One of the things that sometimes works against us in the Christian life is a certain skepticism about whether people can actually change or not. When it comes down to it, many of us struggle with believing that someone could really be any different than... Continue Reading →

A Juicy Analogy

What a Grapevine Tells us About a Relationship with Jesus Of all the metaphors in the Bible that can help us better understand our relationship with God (Shepherd/sheep, Potter/clay, Father/children), one of my all-time favorites is that of the Vine and branches. For some reason, this comparison just helps me get it. When Jesus taught... Continue Reading →

WITH YOU – A Dedication to Makenzie Lauren Adams and the Class of ’18

One of the most powerful expressions in the Bible is when God says, "I will be with you." It is huge when He says things like, "I love you" and "I forgive you" and "I have plans for you," but there is just something especially reassuring about "I will be with you." For example, when... Continue Reading →

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