“Don’t smile so much,” she warned me, “you’ll get wrinkles.” The woman, whose name escapes me, suggested that I relax my face muscles, draw my chin slightly downward while softly raising my eyebrows in order to bring a pleasant look to my face without actually smiling. You’re trying that...

Over the years I’ve encouraged thousands of people with the strong Truth from God’s Word—in person, in my writing and speaking, through social media, text messages, cards, and face to face. Just last week, I shared Habakkuk 3:19 with a dear friend of mine who...

It’s been a hell of a week. I had planned to write this month about the "season of hustle" that is upon us. But to tell you the truth, the past week has been hard and heart-aching. So, I thought it best to write to you—and...

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:4 NIV That’s a sobering thought: Before I ever say anything… God already knows what’s coming. The question is: Will the Lord be blessed by what’s about to roll off my tongue… and will others...

Here we are, approaching the end of summer and the start of a new season. Whether you have children preparing for back to school or not, I’m willing to bet you’re at least anticipating the end of these hot days and looking forward to what’s...

Have you noticed lately how people are starved for encouragement? Did you know, as Christ-followers, we’re called to give encouragement to others? Yep, that’s right! Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…encouraging one another—and...

In the beginning, everything started out as good. God created everything. And he said, it is good. It is right. It is perfect. Everything was in its proper place, in proper alignment and relation to God, just as he intended. And everything was excellent in...