It’s Thursday, January 4th. The new year has launched, the ship is pulling away from the pier… and you’re still packing your dang bags. You feel panic setting in because you don’t have Christmas put away yet. You don’t have a 2018 calendar yet. You...

God is so gracious to give us new beginnings. Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us that God’s compassion and mercy is “new” every single day. And today is a new beginning- the first month of a new year. This is your chance to begin again! Look back...

Write Your Obituary and Bury Your Old Self… Once and for all! I have friends who’ve made reading the obituary page of the newspaper part of their morning routine. Without fail they grab their coffee and open up the obits to read about the dearly departed. I...

“I Believe, Therefore I Speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV) Here’s a thought: If we are ever going to survive the trials of this life and escape with more than just our sanity, then we have got to start thinking differently… about a lot of things. Especially about...

“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on.” Matthew 7:24-27, The Message I have a friend who collects cookbooks. Hundreds of them. She reads them....

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another - showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. 2...

“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” I Samuel 3:9 How is God speaking to you? A better question might be, “How are you listening to God?” I believe God is always speaking to us, but do we hear Him? Are we listening for Him? I’m not talking about...