We cannot help thinking about our life, but we can refuse to take those thoughts. Let’s pledge to yield those thoughts by presenting them to God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful. When I feel the least bit anxious, I will remind myself that I am but a steward of God’s life within. And the Owner of this life will maintain it.
It has been a tumultuous 3+ years and one of our biggest lessons has been the importance of managing our mental health. But while we strive to do better at that, I want to remind us of the importance of our spiritual health. Really, it’s all connected - mental health, emotional health, physical health and … Continue reading Managing Your Spiritual Health
The fourth Thursday of November has always been my favorite holiday. It comes during my favorite season, autumn. In my favorite sports, football is going strong and basketball is beginning. It’s a time when things slow down for a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the mental exhilaration and challenge of learning, but a little break after … Continue reading Thankful for Thanksgiving
You were made to rise above it all! This world is full of turmoil! It’s almost impossible to miss it. Whether it’s the political arena, the economy, the weather, or even the entertainment world, there is so much turmoil. And it affects us. Too many people around us magnify the turmoil. People in our families … Continue reading RISE ABOVE!
The best and healthiest way to manage the negative emotions we experience in life is surrending to the Holy Spirit and Gettin' Happy.
This is an interesting time to be a committed Christian – trying to make an impact for Christ. Lots of people are making statements about what God wants. People claim to represent Him by taking political stands, through social media activism, media interviews and other public platforms. Conservative and Liberal Christians argue with one another … Continue reading Betta Than I Can Tell You
Recently my wife Nina retired after a 36.5 year career, and received a lot of accolades from co-workers celebrating her. Much of the celebration involved people publicly and privately proclaiming how she has helped them in their careers and personal lives. She has had a significant positive impact on them and they wanted her to … Continue reading The Power of Worship
My mama used to make me go to church when I was a kid. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – I didn’t hate it – but I had other stuff I preferred. A few months ago my mother reminded me of that. She didn’t come out and say it – probably didn’t … Continue reading Mama Said, “Go to Church!”
This past weekend I attended my 40 year high school class reunion, joined by 3 dozen former classmates. We had a great time hanging out, reminiscing and catching up. But there was one brief element that was difficult. I was given the dreadful honor of leading a brief memorial for classmates who have passed away. … Continue reading Are You Sure?
From the time we accept Christ through all of life’s daily ups and downs, we are on a journey with God. “The Journey” is a book that explores life with God as an intentional walk. It is a concise and accessible answer to the question, “what does it mean now that I’m a Christian?” And … Continue reading Announcing: New eBook: The Journey