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 →

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 →

Help Over the Hump – How Relationships Make All the Difference When You’re Struggling

Have you heard about the loneliness epidemic? Recent studies reveal that even though we are more connected than ever due to technology, somehow we are growing more and more isolated and consequently, more lonely. It is a post-modern paradox. We are connected, yet so disconnected. Would you agree that this relational crisis presents a great... Continue Reading →

The Risk and Reward of Full Disclosure with God

I'll never forget the evening I came clean with her. The buried little fact about myself had been dogging my conscience for days. I wanted to tell her, but I couldn't muster up the courage. I would sense the right moment presenting itself, but then I would chicken out every time. I knew that if... Continue Reading →

The Juggler…When You Have a Lot Going On

If I ever get a job as a circus clown, it will have to be of the non-juggling variety, because I can't juggle. Never could. Two things in the air at one time is my max. Throw in another thing, and without a doubt, they are all coming down. The same is true in everyday... Continue Reading →

When the Church Breaks Your Heart – 3 Reasons to Reconsider Leaving

A long time ago I had a girlfriend whom I hoped to marry one day. She was bubbly and beautiful, but she was also chronically dishonest with me. We eventually broke up and haven't spoken since. She broke my heart. In retrospect, I'm glad breaking up was an option. Two years of grief is better... Continue Reading →

3 Ideas to Keep Your Faith Fresh

Since God's Goodness is New Every Day, What About Our Response? Everyone enjoys fresh stuff. Fresh bread, fresh doughnuts, fresh french fries, fresh fruits and veggies, and most definitely, fresh coffee. Since we started dabbling in farm living, my family and I even get to enjoy the taste of fresh eggs these days, straight from... Continue Reading →

Do This to Improve Communication

Asking for God's Help is an Option that Sometimes Gets Overlooked He did it again. Even though Nick knew it had not worked out well on dozens of occasions in the past when he spoke harshly to his wife during a disagreement, in the heat of the moment he defaulted to it once more. Because... Continue Reading →

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