Waiting Is An Action

Waiting Is An Action

“You can’t outthink God!” chuckled my mother inlaw as I vented to her.  I don’t like waiting on God! Sometimes I don’t even like trusting him if I’m being honest. I don’t like seeing all the dots and being unable to connect them. I often wonder, “What is God...
The Soundtrack of Life

The Soundtrack of Life

Have you ever had song after song go through your head perfectly describing the journey you’ve been on? The new life, the surrender, the brokenness, the wholeness, the need to do it all again. There are songs that perfectly compose the journey that you’ve been on and...
New Year, (Re)New You

New Year, (Re)New You

Welcome to 2022. For many people, a new year brings about ambitions for a new self. As the calendar changes to reflect a clean slate, people all around the world are inspired to start new, too. The ambition for change is usually rooted in a desire to be better...
Receiving God’s Gift

Receiving God’s Gift

“Just a moment,” Mom said into the phone. “Kids! You need to go play in the other room. I’m on a very important call.” I heard mom’s muffled voice through the closed door and knew she was discussing Christmas with Uncle Homer. Everybody should have an uncle like my...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

The year 2022 will begin in less than two weeks. In one sense, at this time of year, we look back at what God has done, and in another sense, we look forward to what He will do. In other words, we look Back to the Future. You may remember the 1985 movie about a young...
How To Prepare for Christmas

How To Prepare for Christmas

I know of an elderly widow who decided it was too much trouble to get all of her kids and grandkids Christmas presents, so she decided to send them a check inside of a card. A few days after she mailed all the cards, she discovered she forgot to include the checks in...
Five Awesome Promises

Five Awesome Promises

The new year will be here before we know it. How is 2022 looking for you up ahead? Traditionally we make resolutions or promises in the hope that, in some way, we might improve ourselves in the new year. I don’t know about you, but I usually have mixed results with...
The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

As December arrives and we’ve finally burned off those extra calories from Thanksgiving (okay, maybe we haven’t), it’s official: Christmas is upon us. As followers of Christ, we recognize the absolute meaning of this season as a time of reflection and rejoicing...
Abundance of the Heart

Abundance of the Heart

   My young grandson got home from kindergarten and went straight over to the playpen where his baby sister was happily kicking and cooing. He cooed back and began talking to her. He looked up and said, “Mommy, I don’t know if she’s going to be Spanish or not.” His...
The E Word

The E Word

What comes to mind when you think of evangelism? Does it evoke memories of a billboard that reads, “The End Is Near – REPENT”? Does it make you think of a finger-pointing, stern-faced preacher who seems to be saying, “God is going to get you!” For some of us it...