Surrender your will

Surrender Your Will

“That’s it — I quit!” “I can’t take it anymore. I give up.” “I’m tired of running. I surrender.” Surrender has a negative connotation in our western world. It conjures images of broken people, handcuffed criminals, and failed entrepreneurs. Surrender is a sign of weakness. Or is it a wise and powerful decision?  Surrendering our […]

Unite with other believers

Unite With Other Believers

For decades I lived in varying levels of pain from an undiagnosed auto-immune disease. In time, my body got tired of sustaining me and said, “You’re on your own.” I began to suffer from depression. My two friends Glenn and Jay saw it and said something, but I didn’t want to admit it. Frankly, I […]

Stop and remember

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 […]

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 […]

Don't buy the lie.

Which Lie Do You Believe?

Followers of Jesus are to live differently. We are to pursue holiness, love others, make disciples, and more. Probably the attribute that should best describe us is that we admit we frequently fall short in all of the above areas. Fortunately, Jesus loves and forgives us, despite our misdeeds. The bad news is our enemy […]

10 Important Questions to Ask When Exploring Faith with God

10 Important Questions to Ask When Exploring Faith with God (Part 2)

Questions help us explore the unknown, scrutinize our understanding, investigate our surroundings, deepen our relationships, and more. Here are five more important questions to ask when exploring faith with God. Did you miss Part 1? Click here. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, I’ll get a commission at no extra […]

10 Important Questions to Ask When Exploring Faith with God

10 Important Questions to Ask When Exploring Faith with God (Part 1)

Thinking about God and whether or not he’s real or can be trusted? Ask some questions–questions are our friends. Before taking a step of faith, count the cost, and do some exploring. Don’t be intimidated or frustrated by your questions. Let them motivate you to seek answers. Jesus welcomes your pursuit and claims that when you […]