Celebrate and Pray

This week we head into the 4th of July. Many of us will spend time celebrating with family or friends. There will be food, fireworks, and fun for everyone. Judging from the title, you may be expecting a reminder to pray for our country. For certain, that is a good thing to do, but I'd... Continue Reading →

Trusting God Alone

Great leaders spend their lives pursuing clearly stated goals. William Wilberforce, for example, said, "Almighty God has set before me two great objectives, the abolition of the slave trade and the reformation of manners." I am finishing up a biography on the life of George Müller. He, too, had a clearly stated goal in life.... Continue Reading →

The Silent Treatment

Perhaps the most hurtful thing you can experience in a relationship is being ignored. Confrontational arguments and occasional verbal jabs cause damage, yes. But being treated like you don't exist means there is no relationship. And, worse yet, there is no hope of repairing a broken relationship if either person decides to shut down. A... Continue Reading →

God is My Co-Pilot?

My wife gave me a drone as a gift this past Christmas. I immediately learned the benefits of drones when an unsuspecting neighborhood cat walked into our back yard. Unfortunately, it was my first flight, and in an attempt to scare the cat away I crashed the drone in the woods behind our house. Flying... Continue Reading →

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

It's a week into January, and the New Year sparkle has already started to fade. It only takes a few days to remind us all that we are still sinners in need of a Savior. And because we are sinners, we need to remember that all our resolve, all our good intentions, and all our... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Light of Eternity

Yesterday I received news that a beloved member of my extended family, my aunt Debbie, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack. My heart aches for my uncle, for my cousins, and for all who loved her dearly. It's not what we expected. Unmet Expectations The unexpected loss of my aunt stands out even more... Continue Reading →

First Aid for Depression

Believer, are you discouraged today? Perhaps you feel as if you couldn't sink any lower. I have found that in the darkest moments of my life the simplest passages of Scripture mean the most. Raging emotions and sleepless nights mean my mind and heart can only handle so much. Today I would like to give... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Christmas Present

Do you have a wishlist? Recently I began the arduous task of sifting through various wishlists to pick out just the right present for each person. But, to me, the best gifts are not the ones found on a list, but the ones discovered in the little moments of life. Perhaps it's happened to you-... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 4

In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I encourage you to celebrate it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge, which you can read about here. Today let's give thanks for the unity God can bring to a local church. Day 4 - Give... Continue Reading →

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