True Love is Eternal Life

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“Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13 What is love, really? Is love a feeling? an emotion? an experience? Is love a thought? a conclusion? … Continued

He is Risen

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Friday was defeat, Saturday was despair, Sunday was victory. “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” – Psalm 30 Are you ready for your resurrection?  Are you ready for life — abundant, blessed, and whole? … Continued

Life Isn’t Fair, It’s Better Than Fair

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One of the central foundations of Christianity that differentiates it from many other world religions is the fundamental belief that life is not fair. In Christianity, the universe is not conspiring to guarantee you the same outcome as everyone else, or … 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

Complex, Flawed, and Victorious

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Every life is a story. Every person is a book worth reading. Every human is a complex collage of influences, decisions, and experiences. So, if you are letting your dark and complex past define you, if you are looking at … Continued

God is Alive

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God is not dead.  God is not distant.  God is not an invention of human superstition or an anthropomorphic interpretation of phenomena beyond our control. God is alive.  God is present.  God is real. People often ask “Where was God?” … Continued

Living With Expectancy

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You should be living your life with expectancy.  “Yeah, right.  Nothing seems to be working out for me right now.  Why should I expect it to get better?” Expectations are central to your ability to handle a wide variety of … Continued

A Short Step With a Long View

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When I was growing up, one of my father’s favorite moral lessons, that he reinforced at every opportunity, was to consider the consequences of a decision when making a choice, “It’s like taking a short step with a long view, … Continued

Counterintuitive Success

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Jesus succeeded in His mission by choosing to die for his friends.  Like a marine diving on a grenade to save his squad members, or a fireman rushing up the stairs of the world trade center to get one more … Continued