What Gets Our Attention

Who or what get your attention? How do they get it? Is God seeking more of your attention? How does he tell you?

Lost Your Umph

Jesus takes our pre-Christian selves, pulls us out of the world, forgives our sins, cleans us up, teaches us to love, then sends us back to be salt, light, yeast, and seed for those left in the darkness.

How Long Do We Wait?

I’ve written about waiting before. Waiting is something most of us do not do well. During this Christmas season, let’s revisit the topic. Waiting has been part of Christmas before the word “Christmas” was coined.  The Israelites waited hundreds of years for the Messiah. During this time of profound silence, God gave hope to an…

Acceptance: So that or Because

My Sunday School class is going through Louie Giglio’s study Goliath Must Fall. We are on Session 3 which deals with the Giant of Rejection. Now, if you know me, you’d probably say that I’ve never dealt too much with the problem of rejection. All through my childhood, adolescence, and high school years, anyone looking…

Perspective

When our mind screams, “I’m worthless!” God whispers, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 149:14) When we can’t go another step, God promises, “You will soar on wings like eagles.” (Isaiah 40:31) When we feel small, problems seem to crowd in. They grow and get bigger. They push. They shove. They overwhelm. They remain…