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 →
What good can I do today? What injustice can I prevent now? What fire can I help put out today? Is it in my home? Is it in my neighborhood? Is it at my place work? Is it in my school? Is it in my community? In my city? Where is my sphere of influence? What good can I do today that doesn’t serve the gods of my own power, my own approval, or my personal comfort? We bring the Kingdom of God when we present and live the gospel.. The Good News of Gods Kingdom here and now in our world.. Through the wayRead 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 →
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 →
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 →
“We are not home yet, We are not home yet, Keep on looking ahead, let your heart not forget, we are not home yet.” Steven Curtis Chapman Wake Up You’re not dead yet. Look at your hands. They are still capable. Look at your feet. They are still moving. Look at your self in the mirror. You are still here. Nothing paralyzes us like fear, anxiety, stress, worry, the demands of life. We can stick our head in the sand, wait until the end, let the world around us sway our hearts, douse ourselves in entertainment or alcohol to numb the pain of life…but theRead More →
“You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Life comes to us shrouded in death. I don’t mean death, like people dying. What I mean is that moment by moment, hour by hour, and day by day, uncertainty looms, darkness threatens, and the reality that everything is in decay sets in. Despite what my opening statement says, this does not mean that I am only anticipating gloom and doom here on earth. But you don’t have to go much further than the weakness of your own heart toRead More →
“Suppose our failures occur, not in spite of what we are doing, but precisely because of it.” Dallas Willard Margin. Have you ever thought that maybe you’re doing too much? Everyday I get up, pack the kids lunches, get ready for work, drive to work, work-work-work, and then come home. If you are a parent, you may, like me, have your kids in activities like sports, music, or something else. Driven by the need to feel like I’m being a good parent and having a genuine heart of love for my kids, we take them to these activities that take up an additional couple hoursRead More →