How to Reset with God

All relationships have to be reset from time to time, including our relationship with God. In spite of our best intentions, stuff happens. A relationship that was once vibrant and healthy can turn south quickly. When we offend - intentionally or unintentionally - it drives a wedge and creates relational distance. Thankfully, our conscience has... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Envy – Part II

In Part I, we noticed the writer of Psalm 73's honesty about a personal struggle with envy. We also noticed that his was a particular flavor of envy, the kind that gets really bothered  when arrogant, ungodly people appear to have life by the tail. He couldn't understand why they seemed to be thriving while... Continue Reading →

How a Humbling Experience Turned Out to be a Valuable One

Had any humbling moments lately? You know the ones I'm talking about... Like when you trip and your arms go flailing to avoid a face-plant in public. Or when you fumble over your words while all eyes in the room are on you...or when you realize your zipper is down and you're not sure how... Continue Reading →

3 Keys to Taking the Grind out of Work

If you ever feel like your job lacks purpose and meaning, you are not alone. Gallup surveys on employee engagement have consistently found that around 70% of folks are not into their jobs. This means that for 7 out of 10 people, their bodies are showing up for work every day, but their hearts are... Continue Reading →

Got Problems? God can Help

 "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Our God is a God of  salvation..." -Psalm 68:19-20 What do you think of when you hear the word, salvation? Many of us would say that it reminds us of when we were "saved" by placing our trust in Jesus. That is,... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Pedestals – When Christian Leaders Fall

Please say it isn't so. Please tell me yet another Christian leader with a huge platform didn't just fall in public disgrace? Oh yes he did. In case you hadn't noticed, there has been a string of these sad scenarios in the recent past where a mega-church leader with mega-influence crashes and burns for all... Continue Reading →

L.C.A.I.B. – Local Church at its Best

My lovely wife and I recently attended a couple's banquet put on by our local church. It blessed our socks off. We walked away that evening encouraged about life, about our relationship with God and each other, and about our future together. Funny thing is, it was by no means a grand production. Like most... Continue Reading →

More Proof of God’s Love

There's a concept in Christianity that doesn't get much airtime these days, yet it's biblical. It's the idea that God disciplines those He loves. Maybe the reason we avoid it is because it sounds kind of harsh, or mean. But the truth is that God's discipline has everything to do with His love and concern... Continue Reading →

When Faith and Fear Go One-on-One in Your Head

This is what the conversation between faith and fear sounds like in my head sometimes: Faith: "God is good and I'm going to trust Him." Fear: "But what are you going to do if  _X__ happens?" Faith: "I don't need to worry about that. My future is in God's hands." Fear: "You sure? Because that would be really bad."... Continue Reading →

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