The crisis in our nation is not a financial one, not a moral one, and not a social one. Make no mistake, we have a leadership crisis. The desire for power, for comfort, for approval…these are the driving idols of the human heart. Why would they not drive our search for a leader? As a result, our faith in politics betrays our faith in God. Read More →
To let go of control is to throw off the sense of control that we have clung to for so long and give control back to the one who holds the stars in their places, sets the foundations of the earth, gives rain in the dry season, and life to the stony heart. Lean in to His heart, not away from it. Choose to do away with those things that serve as a distraction and run your race with fire and passion in your heart. Read More →
Jesus has a plan for you, and it involves a cross. Maybe your cross is cancer, a disability, an issue of pride that you need to let go of, or an orientation that you have built your life around. Perhaps it is simply becoming a living sacrifice, placing your desires, your expectations, your hopes, your dreams, and even your future on the altar and offering yourself to Him. Whatever it may be, recognize that everyone has a cross to bear. Take it up willingly. Deny yourself intentionally. Carry your cross humbly. Read More →
Our marriage stories are supposed to be a mirror image of the story that God is trying to tell. That’s why healthy relationships and marriages are so important. That’s why we believe that marriage, as it is understood in the Scriptures, is important. It is a metaphor for something more magnificent than us.Read More →
When I’m right… I’m really wrong.
Because I allow my own self-righteousness and self-preservation to kick in and I see only…me.Read More →
But today I want to make a few observations from John Chapters 13-17 about what the Upper Room Experience was and why Jesus words during this time were the most significant words spoken to his apprentices. Perhaps as we explore these together, you will find yourself leaning in to the edge of the dinner table, listening to His words, heeding His voice, submitting to the ways of His Kingdom. Read More →
Today, though I want to introduce Passion Week to you as the most important week in the life of Jesus. Perhaps you will come to understand it as the most important week in your life as well, because it is here that death and sin were defeated and life and light shined in the darkness of this world. It is here that your life story has purpose and meaning, and your life focus and goal require a change of direction towards the place Jesus is leading all of humanity into the present reality and the future…The Kingdom of Heaven. Read More →
God is telling a story with his creation. It is not simply for the beauty of the creation that He gives us forests and oceans, canyons and sweeping sunsets. He is telling a story. There is something that must be created that hasn’t been created yet. And we get to be a part of that creating process.Read More →
This Is Not A Test Life is not a practice run… Your present reality is the playing field… Run your race now… Stop waiting for the gun to fire… It’s already gone off… This is not a test. Keep moving forward.. Never looking back… Eyes on the finish… Run your race now… The game is underway… Time is too short… Give it all you’ve got… This is not a test. No temptation is uncommon… No problem is too large… Nothing under the sun is new… Nothing is accomplished apart from Christ… Suck the air into your lungs… Hit the ground withRead More →
With all the hope of spring…life can still seem pretty daunting at times. Like standing on home plate with a full count and the pitcher throws you a curve…what do you do?
Keep your eye on the ball…and…keep swinging. Read More →