When You’re Tired of Fighting – A Tale of Two Warriors

If you have ever felt like you're in an exhausting fight, it's because you are. As much as the enemy would like to convince you otherwise, your spiritual battle is a real one. It is not a figment of your imagination. Simply put, if Jesus is your Savior then the devil is your relentless opponent. To help,... Continue Reading →

January 1st and the Grace of God

In spite of what the cynics may say, January 1 presents a great opportunity to begin again. While it is true that God's mercies are new every morning - not just on the first day of the year - there is just something hopeful and energizing about a fresh calendar. As the year winds down,... Continue Reading →

Dissed in December – When it isn’t the Happiest Season of All

If you're feeling dissed in December, welcome to the party. I mean, maybe it's just me, but have you noticed how family drama escalates during the holidays? Actually, it is well-documented that "the happiest season of all" can also be the most stressful. There is just something about the month of December that can be... Continue Reading →

When the Outlook is Bad – The Art of Re-Framing

Look at the world around you today and chances are you may see more ugliness than beauty. Scanning the headlines and listening to news reports can have a depressing effect, to say the least. Near and far, the outlook is often bleak. This is exactly the tension that David described in Psalm 36. In the... Continue Reading →

The Black Dot Experiment

Take a clean, white piece of paper and with a pen or pencil make a dot right in the middle of it. Show it to someone and ask them "What do you see?" More than likely, they will say "A black dot." Rather than seeing a white piece of paper with a small dot on... Continue Reading →

The Climb of Your Life

To Get to the Top We All Need a Little Lot of Help Years ago my wife, Tawnia, and I got to check off an item on our bucket list. Or more accurately, my bucket list (the expression on her face says it all). We climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Following Jesus When it Isn’t Trending

How to Take the Long View in Times of Cultural Upheaval You already know this, but it isn't easy to publicly identify as a Christian anymore. Be it at your school, your job, or in your social media community, you are likely to get some hate if you dare to bring Jesus with you. It... Continue Reading →

When You Want to Get Away but Can’t

One Thing that Will Help You Stay Put When You Need To Ever fantasize about jumping on a plane and just going somewhere? No place in particular, just anywhere besides where you are? We could probably trace humanity's desire to fly all the way back to the day Adam and Eve first noticed a bird... Continue Reading →

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