We live in a world that seeks out heroic efforts and the heroes among us. We look to historical heroes, medical heroes, military heroes, political heroes, sports heroes, family heroes and every day heroes. We make so many movies depicting superheroes at work saving the world from catastrophe – all the while fighting back the […]Read more "Heroic"
Don’t allow the push of critics or the pull of fans to deter you, slow you down, sideline you or get your stuck. Sure, sometimes we might need a push to get us moving or pulled in a better direction… But we don’t need to be pulled and crippled by the critics and just quit. Nor do we […]Read more "Push or Pull"
We have all witnessed it. We’ve all done it. The situation is unfolding and then someone kicks UP the volume. Tensions rise. We call these discussions – “heated”. Whether it’s the person at the airline counter who once was trying to convey their frustration and need, but has now slipped across the line into personal […]Read more "Volume"
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"
Where’s your favorite chair? Is it in your house? Was it in the house you grew up in? Or maybe it’s in someone else’s house, it’s the one you look to make sure no one is sitting there at you enter and as you try to move the conversation into that room. Is it in […]Read more "Where’s Your Seat?"
Prayer matters. What’s the role of prayer in our life? For some it’s seen as a life-saver – literally – they give it a toss whenever tragedy or crisis occur and are reaching out for God to intervene. For others, they roll through prayer as they would a Skype call to a distant relative with updates […]Read more "Why Prayer Matters"
You’ve heard the adage that ‘sharing is caring.’ You’ve been told to share with your siblings probably a million times growing up. Maybe you’ve seen the Taco Bell commercial that mocks the concept of sharing. Lamenting that you’ve had to “share all your life” and with some cleverly placed ‘flashback’ footage of kids having to share […]Read more "Stockpile or Share"
Courage seems to be something we all desire to live with, but sometimes find lacking or waning within us. Why is it such a challenge to live courageously? What does it look like to live courageously in our faith journey with Christ? What does it look like to live life on adventures with God? There […]Read more "Courageous Faith"
Sometimes it’s the simplest statements that are the stickiest. The statement below sums up a calling Jesus gave us as his followers in Matthew 5 – to let our life & light shine in such a way that others might notice Him. I love the way C.S. Lewis puts it. May it stir you to let […]Read more "Shine"
Extreme poverty is about trying to survive one day at a time. Those living in this kind of poverty live on about a $1 a day. Poverty is hunger, inadequate shelter, lack of clean water, poor or no education, no job, no health care, fear, vulnerability to abuse and in too many cases no hope. […]Read more "Ecuador"
I love the Church. Not just the church I get to serve, but THE Church. The one entrusted to carry the message of the grace of Christ forward to each generation. The one vehicle of God’s message that He promised would never fail, but always prevail. The one enlisted to move the movement of Jesus […]Read more "Church & You"
The resurrection is doubted and questioned by many, but believed by millions and by people all throughout history and around the world. But how do we know it is true? Professor Charlie Moule, the famous New Testament theologian offers one of the most sound pieces of historical evidence: “The birth and rapid rise of the Christian […]Read more "Rise Up"
I’ve gotten to go to some pretty amazing Museums! They certainly are filled with great artifacts that tell the stories of long ago. They enlighten. They encourage investigation. They are full of beauty. They are totally worth your visit. But they don’t do anything for those living in the here and now. Museums inform people, […]Read more "Museums Are Overrated"
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"