The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

When God planted two special trees in the Garden of Eden, He decided that His relationship with humanity would begin with a choice. With an invitation, not a command. Think about that. From the very beginning, God said—“Here’s what’s best. Now you choose.” One tree...
Missing Out

Missing Out

If you do a Google search for FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), you will find a plethora of definitions, articles, and blogs on this newly coined psychological conditional.  Simply put, it’s the idea that something fun or exciting or noteworthy might be happening RIGHT...
Storms are in the Forecast

Storms are in the Forecast

The past five months have been interesting, to say the least. Almost all of us have experienced loss of some kind, a disappointment. Something didn’t turn out the way we hoped and prayed it would be. One thing we all have in common is that storms are in the forecast....
The Longest Night

The Longest Night

“OH NO! What in the world!” I exclaimed as we drove late into the night on a narrow road in the Colorado mountains. A thunderous rumble surrounded our little mini-van as we drove up the incline. We were surrounded by a herd of elk. Their hooves pounding the path as...
What Is the Meaning of Life?

What Is the Meaning of Life?

Several years ago, the Kids Ministry of the church I served as lead pastor gave me a book for Pastor Appreciation Sunday. It’s titled “Dear God,” and contains several letters written to God by young children. Here is a sample: Dear GOD,I read the Bible. What does...
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