Trust or Worry

I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and the body more important […]

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”   Gal. 6:2 It is interesting that Jesus trained his disciples to think of themselves as a community, not as individuals trying to […]

The REAL Deal?

I recently heard a podcast by Rick Warren in which he posed the question: If being a Christian was suddenly outlawed – would there be enough evidence to convict you?” This probing question reminded me […]

Becoming a Pearl

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature […]

Healthy Things Grow and Change

As I am again in a season of change, I wanted to share a past blog of mine which I felt was relevant. Years ago, an older pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “Healthy […]

You’re in the Army!

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. –Ephesians 2:10 An old lighthouse sits on the edge of the shore in […]

EVERYBODY’S GOT ONE!

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT) Last month there was a viral video making its […]

Give More! Live More!

Give More to Live More! John 12:24 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much […]

Let’s Slow Down and Enjoy this Time!

“Let’s All Slow Down and Enjoy!” My Mom used to say this at dinner time.  Family dinners and holiday dinners.  She had worked so hard, and then everyone seemed to eat fast and it was […]

May I Have This Dance?

Dance Much? I have thought at times of our Christian walk in light of dancing. As Christians, we each basically have two dances as we walk out our lives:  a line dance (which we do […]