24 Words on How to Live as Christians

24 Words on How to Live as Christians

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NIV This is God’s…

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Following God’s Positioning System

Following God’s Positioning System

Last night, my small group Bible study watched the DVD companion to Chapter 6 of The Story. In it, Randy Frazee, co-author of the forward of The Story and senior…

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What is Your Golden Calf?

What is Your Golden Calf?

Money. Job. Hobbies. Sports. Family. Have any of these things become idols in your life? For many of us, we have a golden idol in our lives, just as the…

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Stop Complaining! God’s Got You Covered.

Stop Complaining! God’s Got You Covered.

The story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt contains a whole lot of complaining. A Hebrew complains to Moses after Moses kills an Egyptian guard who is beating…

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Being Mindful of God’s Plan for Us

Being Mindful of God’s Plan for Us

It’s easy to default to the “Why me” prayer. I’ve blogged about it before. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do we lose our jobs, our loved…

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Learning Forgiveness from Esau and Humility from Jacob

Learning Forgiveness from Esau and Humility from Jacob

I’ve always been a little disturbed by the story of Rebekah and Jacob deceiving Isaac so that Jacob could gain Esau’s birthright (Genesis 27). The only thing Esau really did…

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Using God’s Words to Cain When Counseling Our Teens

Using God’s Words to Cain When Counseling Our Teens

Funny how different pats of different passages speak to someone at different times. When reading the Cain and Abel passage, I have always lamented Abel’s death. Good being overtaken by…

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What I’m Reading Wednesday: The Story – Read it with Me!

What I’m Reading Wednesday: The Story – Read it with Me!

For this “What I’m Reading Wednesday” I am featuring a book that I have not started. That’s because I’m asking you to read it with me. The Story, NIV: The…

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Let’s Have Christmas in July!

Let’s Have Christmas in July!

10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to…

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I Am Thankful for My Nephew, the IVF Miracle

I Am Thankful for My Nephew, the IVF Miracle

  My sister, her husband, and their sweet, adorable, lovable, active 9-month-old son visited us last weekend. Every aunt brags about their nephew or niece. Especially when it’s the first…

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