We all live by a narrative that is unfolding within us and around us. In the simplest of understanding, it’s the way in which we see things. The narrative of worry is the internal story of scarcity, worst-case scenarios and confusion. Worry knocks on the doors of our hearts and lives no matter our gender, age […]Read more "The Narrative of Worry"
So much of life can get stuck in the ‘learn this’, ‘learn that’ and ‘study hard’, information hunting and gathering cycle. We grow up being taught so that we learn more. Pushed to learn more, know more, understand more. Learning more is an awesome thing – a necessary thing. We need to be people of […]Read more "Go and Do"
Amazing Grace is the mantra that embraces all those that have embraced the Savior on the Cross. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs […]Read more "Amazing Grace"
We all have people that are good friends and they encourage us. There are others that just simply bless you with their presence. There are also people around us that inspire to be more. Sometimes God combines all three into one. I’m so excited for you to hear from a friend of mine that is an […]Read more "Fight Back With Joy"
It’s Thanksgiving Week. I hope you, with friends and family, have a great time celebrating together with good food and fun. In this season, our minds tend to contemplate some things we’re thankful for, so here’s 10 Scriptures that can help center a thankful heart. Let them stir you to Give Thanks. May you have a “Thanks-filled” […]Read more "Give Thanks"
The freedom that God provides is one that unlocks the cage. It sets people free. I was reading from a great past Christian writer, these words. May they speak freedom into your life as well. The Spirit of God is always the spirit of liberty; the spirit that is not of God is the spirit […]Read more "No Birdcages"
Maybe you’ve been driving down the road and taken your hands off the wheel. You know you shouldn’t. But you gave into the internal voice that bet you to see if you could drive straight for more than 20 feet. Only to notice that you car pulls to the left/right with great force. What do […]Read more "REALIGN"
We just finished up Easter and as it fades into days gone by, its message rings on. What gets declared on Easter, gets to be communicated every day. We are a resurrection people inviting others to new life. No Other Name promises new life through faith, not performance. No Other Name offers forgiveness and fresh […]Read more "No Other Name"
I’m joining Margaret Feinberg on a journey to read through the New Testament as we move through the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. Here’s the 2014 guide you can print out and join in. I pray that God will reveal Himself to you in fresh ways! Post a […]Read more "Lent Challenge – 40 Days through the New Testament"
When I was a kid I visited the Grand Canyon. It sure was big! I went back a few months ago with my daughter on her school field trip. It was way bigger! What I thought I had seen and knew, just seemed to expand to something so much more right before my eyes. I […]Read more "God is more…"
There are so many thoughts, feelings and things that swirl around Easter. The week before Easter is always a busy time for pastors, but I love it. All week I look forward to celebrating with you. The preparation of the sermon is also one of my favorites because Easter is all about Jesus. We talk about […]Read more "Easter People"
As you read through John 6:1-14 – you see the disciples faced with an interesting predicament. They are surrounded. Literally. Thousands of people. Hungry people. Many hungry for necessities of food, yes. But many also hunger for something more. That’s why they’re there. They have this hunger that has drawn them to investigate this guy […]Read more "All Yours"
Sometimes words can’t capture the beauty, the magnitude, the splendor of a moment or a reality. This new year approaches, but I hope to walk into it with a greater clarity, deeper appreciation and with more wonder. I’d like to remind you of a truth that we just celebrated, but maybe we’ve failed to fully […]Read more "Wonderful"
For the month of August, I have taken on the invitation of reading through the book of Psalms in the Bible. I’m using the YouVersion reading plan – you can find a reading plan for yourself, if you want. As I’ve been on this journey this month, I’m struck by the words of David in […]Read more "Defender"