Thoughts On Having A Consistent Sabbath Rest…

I have been working on a mini-Sabbath with God early in a particular morning–not to cause Him to love me more but to help me to love HIM more! Sometimes it is as… Continue reading

Why Does God Allow Evil?…

Email From Middle School Parent:   Have any suggestions on talking with kids about why bad things happen to good people?  My [children] are really struggling with believing in a God that would… Continue reading

Wrestling With Yourself: Spiritual Self-Leadership From Psalm 27

What do we do w/those voices outside of us, messages we hear, messages we read?   What about the voices inside our heads?   Sometimes we are our harshest critic, sometimes we are… Continue reading

What About People Who Have Never Heard Of Jesus…?

Great question! When you ask good questions it shows that you are really listening and interacting with God—that’s one of the main ways we grow closer to Him! 🙂 It is a VERY… Continue reading

The Bible In 13 Words (Genesis 15:1)…

I love what Joanne just said about feeling unqualified or perhaps unprepared in some ways. This morning as I was driving to church, the sky was a beautiful deep grey and I thought… Continue reading

Areas of Focus For Those Looking To Get Married…

I was blessed in the spring of 2001 to attend a fantastic six-week pre-marital counseling class at my current local church (Christ Church Lake Forest—www.cclf.org) with ten other couples who were engaged to… Continue reading

Connecting American Idioms (Sayings) With The Bible…

1. You rest your case? Jesus wants you to give Him EVERYTHING so you can have a real rest with Him. (Matthew 11:28-30 NLT)  2. Jesus will do more than “raise your eyebrows”—He… Continue reading

Don’t Give Up When Hard Times Show Up!

Roller Coasters Excitement, Nervousness, Fear, Anticipation, Exhiliration, Hope, Regret This is what I feel EVERY TIME I get on a roller coaster. Part of me wants to ride, and part of me doesn’t.… Continue reading

God’s Gear For Getting Through Grief (Psalm 13)…

Many of us are happy to see 2011 go.  It was debilitating in many ways and at the very least, very difficult.  For many of us, when we look forward as much as… Continue reading

Biblical Responsibilities of A Husband…

Ephesians 5 1. Be An Imitator of God In Your Friendship With Your Wife: that is, live a life of love/sacrifice to God and for your wife, from the marriage bed to helping… Continue reading