Pursue A Plan

Pursue A Plan

John 17:4 I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.   Dear friends, This statement by Jesus is an amazing declaration. He accomplished all that God had given Him to do: the miracles, the teachings, the...
Succeed in Public by Being Faithful in Secret

Succeed in Public by Being Faithful in Secret

We live in an age that is startlingly public. So much is done and spoken for all the world to see that previously was kept quiet. The concept of the personal self, known only to God, has diminished. Ironically, without that private relationship with God, we are not...
How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 How did I get here? I have asked myself that question many times, and often, it’s been a time of difficulty or hardship. However, sometimes I have experienced great, unexpected blessings and asked the very same...
When You Feel Helpless and Hopeless…Pray

When You Feel Helpless and Hopeless…Pray

As I reflect over the last week or so, my heart is broken over the people infected and the people we know that have died in our churches and communities because of COVID. I see Christians dying because of their deep faith in Jesus in Afghanistan. I see a country like...
Gentleness

Gentleness

Gentleness While this is probably not a theme we discuss much as believers—it is a virtue all Christians are called to exemplify.  When I describe God, I often say that, like a coin–God has two sides (2 primary characteristics):  He is Holy…and He is Love.  ...