Dead Praise

Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.Psalm 95:2 (NLT) “What is wrong with these people?! It’s like they’re dead.” This was a phrase that was uttered to me on the front row of a church that I was guest-preaching in. It was my first time there, and... Continue Reading →

NO

To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.Proverbs 29:15 (NLT) I had a friend who was about to become a first-time mother even though she had just moved into her 40s in age. She was excited about the prospect of having little ones, and was putting some thought... Continue Reading →

Sin Savior

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all.1 Timothy 1:15 (NLT) “Hi, my name is ________ and I’m an alcoholic.” If you’ve ever been to a recovery group, or even seen a TV show or movie that... Continue Reading →

Negativity Burnout

So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.Romans 14:13 (NLT) Burnout is a very real issue for those in ministry. No, it’s not necessarily the workload – though it does seem a bit insane from time-to-time. It’s that... Continue Reading →

Life Coach

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 1 Peter 1:3 (NLT) One of the best-selling categories of books is the... Continue Reading →

God Goggles

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now.2 Corinthians 5:16 (NLT) Have you ever assumed something about someone and it turned out to be false? If you just answered no, you’re... Continue Reading →

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