Coming Home

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Walking down the Jetway after a long week on the road, I step over the threshold into the cabin of the 737-300 with lightness returning to my step and anticipation waking up in the most basic parts of my heart … Continued

Jesus Was Not A Socialist

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Jesus was not a socialist. When confronted with more than 5000 hungry people Jesus didn’t propose that the state should feed them, He told his followers “You Feed Them” (Mark 6) and then personally manufactured the food himself and gave … Continued

Gratitude: The Ultimate Measure of Maturity

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Gratitude requires contrast. Gratitude depends on awareness and understanding as its foundation and context because gratitude is the organic response to a positive outcome when a negative or less desirable result was possible, likely, or certain. Gratitude is so much more … Continued

Choose Freedom Even When It Isn’t Free

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You’ve probably heard the old saying that “Freedom isn’t free.” It’s most often used to remind us of the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died to establish our nation and then defend it through the course … Continued

God Didn’t Promise Easier, God Promised Better

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God’s answers are always simple, and God’s answers always work. However… …God’s answers are not always easy, and God’s answers are not always unopposed. The fact is, God didn’t promise that following Him would make your life easier — God … Continued

Down, But Never Out

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Don’t be surprised when the enemy hits you when you are down. One of the key strategies of the enemy is to wait until you are weak, depressed, sad, grieving, angry, frustrated, hungry, oppressed, sick, in a bad mood, struggling, … Continued

How To Be A Responsible Voter

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As a follower of Christ you have a responsibility to vote and to participate in government as a practice of your faith and an expression of your love.   The United States was built to be a government of the people, … Continued

Time To Prioritize Your Priorities

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Successful people prioritize well.  They order their lives and their decisions by the value and importance that each situation, each opportunity, each relationship, each connection, each conversation, each resource, and each moment of time offers. Success is, in large part, … Continued

Consider the Consequences

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The Bible says of Abraham that he, “…believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith” – Genesis 15. But was he?  Was Abraham righteous?  Did Abraham believe God? Let’s consider the evidence. God said, … Continued

One Voice Can Make a Difference

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One voice can make a difference. It is easy to look at circumstances, to evaluate your chances of success, and to question why you would risk failure or go against the odds.  It’s common to wait for someone else to … Continued

Following the Way, Understanding the Truth, Living the Life

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As Jesus neared the end of His life on earth, His disciples became more and more concerned that Jesus said He was going to leave them.  They had dropped so much to follow Him, and yet here they were coming to … Continued

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