Stop and remember


It’s good to set goals. They give us a reason to get out of bed in the morning and the motivation to press on when things get challenging. That’s good news! The bad news? 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. But there’s a reason we don’t succeed: we don’t have a WHY. Gail […]

Engage with God's word

Engage with God’s Word

The myth of Sisyphus comes to mind when I think of how some view reading the Bible. In the Greek story, Sisyphus’ punishment requires him to push a giant boulder up a hill. Except, the rock is so large and the slope so steep that Sisyphus can only roll the stone so far until it […]

Join Jesus and make disciples

Join Jesus and make disciples

What if I told you that you had been chosen as an essential worker to help fulfill a masterplan that would bring peace, hope, love, and purpose to the world? Let’s assume you roll your eyes and shake your head in disbelief. But what if I repeat the invitation, promising that I wasn’t messing around? […]

Forgive me

My Prayer…

God, it’s easy to talk about the problems I see on TV and ignore the defiance in my heart. Forgive me. It’s easy to get angry with the injustice my friends have experienced yet ignore inappropriate talk spoken in my presence. Forgive me. It’s easy to burn and boil at stories I read about or watch on film […]

We are the church

WE Are the Church

One powerful takeaway from our Covid quarantine is that WE—the people—are the church. For years we met regularly in a building and casually referred to it as the church. It’s reasonable to do so because it is a bit awkward to say, “Hey, are you going to the building where the church gathers?” Much simpler […]

Reading highlights. quick quotes

Quick Quotes (2)

Here are some highlights from books I’ve recently read or am currently reading… And if you want to read some from my last collection, click here. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, I’ll get a commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own. Peterson, Eugene […]

Never lose hope

11 Reasons Why You Should Never Lose Hope

We can all use hope–this month more than ever. Fortunately, we have the hope of Christ illustrated this Friday as we remember Good Friday and then again on Easter Sunday when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Never lose hope. It is around us and within us. And in case you’ve forgotten, here are 11 reasons why […]

Do something now

Time is Ticking…Do Something Now

My friend and New York City Police officer, Sergeant Carlos Martinez, contracted the COVID-19 virus while on the job. Thankfully, he is on the road to recovery. Still, there was an initial concern for his health and a curiosity for how he would use his time while quarantined in his daughter’s pink bedroom, particularly since […]

Six months from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?

Why You Need Vision Now More Than Ever

Ed Stetzer’s statement to Christian leaders regarding the coronavirus is sobering: “this is not the crisis, but it is just a few weeks away.” Stetzer challenged leaders to respond to current difficulties but to place a greater emphasis on planning for the more significant challenges to come. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and […]

Sure-fire resources to change the way you grow your faith

Sure-fire Resources to Change the Way you Grow Your Faith

Sure-fire? Absolutely. This article is not an exhaustive list but a healthy stock of books and resources to positively shape your view of following Jesus and his command to make disciples. You may not be interested in every book, but find one that piques your interest—or check out one of the podcasts—and learn more about […]

scavenger hunt

My Kids are Home — How to Triumph and Not Tremble

COVID-19 Update: God is on the move A friend from my church works at a supermarket. When an elderly woman realized she didn’t have enough money for her groceries, people started passing cash down the line to cover the bill. A woman started singing, “God is on the Move,” and others joined in!   We […]

Grow your faith with your phone

22 Ways to Skyrocket Your Faith by Using Your Phone

Can’t put down your phone? Get nervous and start to sweat if your phone is missing? Don’t worry; I’m not going to criticize you. Rather, let’s use your unhealthy compulsion (Ooh, not fair?) constructively. Instead of losing an hour in the blink of an eye (“Wait. What time is it?”), use your phone for good. […]