WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF STEAM…
“To more than a few of us, the Labor Day holiday can’t come soon enough.
More than a few of us are all too familiar with the feeling that—instead of running our own lives—our lives are running us. A never-ending cycle of demands we can never quite stay on top of, leaving us out of breath and out of solutions.
But whether life’s pressures keep us on the front lines, or relegate us to the sidelines, it is important to understand where our true source of direction, guidance, and ultimate victory will come from…”
WHEN THE QUESTIONS ARE HARD…
“As July wanes into August, thoughts of education are waxing into focus for many families. The anticipation of preschool, primary, secondary, and college classes for the cherished future we seek to bestow upon our children.
But in this season of sending children off in search of knowledge, perhaps the more valuable question is should we also send them—and ourselves—in search of wisdom?”
WHEN YOU’RE FEELING CONFINED…
“Freedom is a condition we were all born for… a gift our Creator always intended to bestow upon us…
The freedom to choose our own path, forge our own futures. Even when it means making mistakes–even when it means that we are going to hurt others and disappoint him…”
AND DO NOT HINDER THEM…
“This Memorial Day has been preceded by a grim hour for our nation’s children.
Even among secular belief systems, children are the most precious members of humankind. A treasure to be protected and the emblem of a brighter future.
But the Bible is even clearer about the value of children to God….”
3 LESSONS OF EASTER…
“Tomorrow is Easter. Resurrection Day. A day of triumph and redemption. Of joy and feasting.
The morning of deliverance that follows the darkness of sin and death.
This week, I have attempted a fairly extensive study of Jesus’s activities each day of Holy Week, and here are 3 messages of hope I have taken away from God’s Word about this time….”
THE POWER OF *YET* AND *ALREADY*…
“Everyone feels unlucky sometimes. And for the past two years, the entire world has felt the sting of less than favorable winds.
We might want to chime in with Job when he said, “Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?”
The answer to that question, friends, lies in the power of two words: “yet” and “already…”
WHEN HE’S HARD TO FIND…
“Sometimes trusting God is easy.
In so many infinite and indescribable ways, he can show up when we least expect it and utterly transform our lives…
But there are other times when it’s much harder to trust him, or even find him.
Times when the trials and threats of the world sideline not only our circumstances but our sense of inner security and peace.
Times when we wonder what we are going to do, how much we will stand to lose, and why God seems so far away throughout it all…”
WHEN YOUR FEET ARE DRAGGING…
We’ve been out of step for a while now. Over a year in fact.
A year without gatherings and festivities. A year without opportunities to comfort and celebrate. A year without each other.
And as true re-opening buds with the spring, it’s not easy to imagine what the next steps should be…
WHEN THEY’VE THROWN AWAY THE KEY…
Even without a global pandemic, it can feel like the world is swallowing us up.
And during Holy Week, as Christians begin to cycle through the complicated emotions accompanying history’s most confounding course of events, it’s easy to find ourselves asking, “Why?”
EVEN IF IT’S BEEN AWHILE…
This is the time of year that sends a lot of us digging through cluttered closets, cabinets, and drawers to clean out and clean up.
But consider what we might be able to accomplish if we were just as intentional about caring for our souls?”