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 →
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 →
Following Jesus is not simply going down a path where everything is all clear and certain. It is allowing Jesus to lead you into the places where He is already at work. He will lead you into a habit of regular community with other followers of Him if you are truly following His voice. But He will also lead you out into the dark places of the field where He has already been preparing the soil of people’s hearts. Read More →
Maybe you feel like you are a “soulstuck” leader. Maybe you find yourself stuck in a snowdrift of confusion about what you are doing, not really sure where to go. It could be that you are questioning whether or not God ever called you to lead in the first place. My friend, Mark Schmahl offers three things today for the soulstuck leader to consider and practice in their life.Read More →
Last night, the Super Bowl showed me that there is a stark contrast between confidence and arrogance. And I want to help you today be able to discern when you or someone you know is expressing confidence or simply acting arrogant.Read More →
I used my critical spirit as an excuse not to become “Authentically All-In” in my home, in my faith, in my work, and in all of my relationships. Because when you do that you become more vulnerable than you’ve ever imagined you would be. When you truly become real, your ego becomes vulnerable to being shaped by outside forces. Read More →
What you believe about what is tempting you will determine how far you go down the path of no return. If death overtakes you on that path, then there truly is no return.
But there is hope in learning how to listen and follow the voice of God.
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Five years ago our family went through financial failure. We lost everything… except we didn’t. We are still together. 10 lessons we learned on the journey. Maybe you can find comfort in these words and lessons learned. If you have experienced some difficulties financially in life… you are not alone. Hold on tight and push through. There is light on the other side. Read More →
“But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’” – Jesus (John 16:12-15 MSG) One of the most remarkable things about Jesus was His ability toRead More →