I know this has been said and over-said almost to the point of losing its merit… but..your value was determined by Jesus on the cross 2,000 years ago. Who you are, how much God loves you, and your worth was all determined by Jesus and his loving act of sacrificing himself on the cross. That is where you must continually go to be reminded of why you need to stay on this planet.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 →
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 →
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 →
Our hope is misplaced. Our people are confused. And nobody is willing to say that we don’t have it all figured out. Humility is largely absent among most of our leaders. And when someone humble comes along, we don’t know how to take them. We live in an environment that breeds so much distrust, that even when someone who is trustworthy comes in to offer their two cents, we immediately crucify them.Read More →
The older I get the more I realize how brief this life truly is. You don’t really think about it when you are younger because you think you have your whole life ahead of you, as though that is a lot of time. But as time creeps by, the reality of our mortality sinks in. And as that reality becomes clear, we need something to restore us to life.Read More →
The tragic headlines hit again. We cower in fear. We lock ourselves up tight. We let terror invade. Is this the way we should respond? How do we respond? Look to the example of Jesus. What does He say?Read More →
I’m not going to pretend what happened yesterday didn’t happen. I want to…Oh, I desperately want to stick my head in the sand and ignore the news reports and the Facebook rants, the Twitter tweets and the workplace conversations. Ignoring the problem doesn’t heal and doesn’t break the thread of fear being woven over and over again by the reactive and emotionally driven news media.
But maybe we can move into tomorrow with a different way of responding…Read More →
“Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time down the path of peace.” Zechariah’s song (Luke 1:67-79) Taken Last night my wife and I were given the privilege of being able to attend the visitation of a friend’s father who was recently killed in a horrible crime. Words cannot even begin to express the flood of emotions and heartache that this family is experiencing right now. The shock of the crime, the immediate nature of theRead More →