Dear Younger Me

MercyMe is one of my favorite musical groups. I like a lot of different kinds of music, but I am especially drawn to music with profound Christian lyrics. Bart Millard is the lead singer of MercyMe and writes or co-writes the lyrics to most of their songs. There is a popular song from their recent […]

Lessons From Israel

We spent days visiting the most important places in the Holy Land. I spent a lot of time studying the faces of the people outside the bus windows. Israel is a clash of cultures, each competing for a place of authority and security for their families and their point of view. The people who live […]

A Blind Side Kind of Mom

I’ve asked my colleague Cynthia Yanof to write this week, while I am in Israel, on the topic of Mother’s Day from a different perspective. I know you will be challenged and blessed by her thoughts. Happy Mother’s Day to those called Mom, Grandma, as well as those who do the hard and rewarding work […]

I’ve Been Thinking.

Rene Descartes said, “I think therefore I am.” If Descartes were growing up in the 21st century he might have said, “I google, therefore I think.” Thinking is as natural as breathing, but the methods and ideas that motivate thinking have changed dramatically in our lifetime. When was the last time you thought about what […]

Is Jen Hatmaker a Complete Christian?

The answer is not yet and if you are reading this blog, you aren’t either. No Christian is complete until they are fully in the presence of Christ. I think of Jen Hatmaker as an excellent author. Her books and blogs are fun, creative and she has amassed a huge following on the Internet. I […]

Why does God ask questions?

God doesn’t need to pray. I’ve spent the last year teaching about prayer and all the reasons we pray. It occurred to me that God receives our prayers but doesn’t pray. Jesus intercedes for us, but his Father is the recipient of those conversations. God speaks to his creation, but if He asks a question […]

What did Jesus do that Wednesday?

I send this blog out on Wednesday morning–. We celebrated Palm Sunday, tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, which leads to Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday worship. But Scripture is almost quiet about the Wednesday of Passion week. What did Jesus do that Wednesday? Jesus stayed at the home of Mary and Martha in […]

What sin are you talking about? Love, God

I just heard a great comparison of God to man and knew I wanted to share it with all of you. A group of Bible teachers were sitting in the leaders’ meeting at our Bible study discussing God’s forgiveness compared to our own. One woman talked about her husband’s complaint that she often brought up […]

I became an April “Fool”

I had been hearing about the giraffe in New York and the huge following she has. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, “April, a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York, is pregnant with her fourth calf. The 15-year-old giraffe has been pregnant since 2015.” That fact alone deserves a LOT of respect. I went […]

Why was Jesus attractive?

Church staffs are planning for Easter Sunday, the “Super Bowl” for most churches. Easter Sunday is the highest attendance of the year for most churches, and they always pay extra attention to the details. A church will lose points if the childcare is inadequate or if the “Chreasters” (a nickname given to those who only […]