Tag Archive: Jesus

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

Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To Jesus…

I will sing of Your mercy, that leads me through valleys of sorrow, to rivers of Joy…(“The Valley Song” by Jars of Clay) He comes down from the heights of absolute being into… Continue reading

Intriguing Thoughts From My Recent Time With God…

1. Jesus didn’t seem to systematically draw gridlines/utilize strategies around Judea, Samaria, and Galilee to physically heal, spiritually transform, and verbally teach as many people as possible during His three year public earthly… Continue reading

Words of Encouragement at the Funeral of A Teen Suicide…

Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. … Continue reading

Jesus Invites Us To “Press On” During the Trials Of Life…

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered.  You have heard of Job’s perseverance  and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. … Continue reading

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place…

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place… I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me… Living, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important… Continue reading