A pastor I’ve loved and respected for years used to have a saying, “Leaders are readers.” Now I have to admit, this saying drove me crazy. The reason is that I felt like God called me to be a leader but I am not really a reader. And just because I’m not a reader, doesContinue reading “A Life of Learning”
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United in Christ
This morning, I read 1 Corinthians 3. If you’re not familiar with this scripture, Paul is talking about how childish the Christians of Corinth were being as they quarreled amongst each other. They would say things like, “I follow Paul.” While others would say, “I follow Apollos.” Paul had some pretty strong words as heContinue reading “United in Christ”
It Requires A Response
I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to a pastor share a message or read something from a book and thought, “Wow, that was a good word.” We’ve probably all had these kinds of moments in our lives. But the question is: What do we do with what we just heard or read? DoContinue reading “It Requires A Response”
Loving God and Loving…SQUIRREL!
My family and I are huge Pixar fans. Some of my kids’ first movies were Pixar films and one of our favorites is the movie “UP”. If you haven’t watched it, you need to put it on your “must watch” list. The main character in the movie is a man named Carl. The movie beginsContinue reading “Loving God and Loving…SQUIRREL!”
What Kind of Example are We Setting?
In the late 80’s, there were these commercials on TV that sought to fight against drugs. They were part of a campaign launched in the U.S. by Partnership for a Drug-Free America. And one that I remember, and still quote to this day, is a commercial where this dad walks into his son’s room withContinue reading “What Kind of Example are We Setting?”
The Decisions We Make
I’m curious: How do you make decisions? Now, I’m not talking about what to wear before you head out of the house in the morning or what to have for lunch each day. I’m talking about those life-changing kind of decisions. Do we take time to really think through our decisions or do we throwContinue reading “The Decisions We Make”
Who’s the Underdog?
This week I read one of my all-time favorite Bible stories from when I was a young boy. It’s the story of David and Goliath. I think most of us are familiar with this section of scripture. If not, you can read it in 1 Samuel 17. It’s a story that has become a popularContinue reading “Who’s the Underdog?”
There is a Time and a Way for Everything
In Ecclesiastes 8:6, we’re told, “For there is a time and a way for everything, even when a person is in trouble.” The problem is that often times we want things to be in our time and in our way. But one thing I’ve learned as a follower of Jesus is that God’s timing isContinue reading “There is a Time and a Way for Everything”
Are We Turning To Him?
I’ve had an old DCTalk song stuck in my head this week. For those of you who don’t know of DCTalk, they were a Christian pop/rap group in the 80’s and 90’s. One of their members is my all-time favorite artist, Tobymac. The song that was stuck in my head is one of their later songs titled,Continue reading “Are We Turning To Him?”
We Are Never Alone
This week my wife shared a devotional with our church for Christmas Eve. So, instead of writing my own blog today, I decided to share hers. Matthew 28:18-20 (TLB) He (Jesus) told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing themContinue reading “We Are Never Alone”