Kanye West – Jesus is King

To be honest I don’t think I have ever listened to Kanye West before. Give me 80’s and worship any time. I saw the whole awards thing with Taylor Swift a while ago, but that’s about it. For me his kind of music ranks up there with jazz or opera. My sons love R&B, rapContinue reading “Kanye West – Jesus is King”

When despair seems reasonable

Worry seems so natural for me. Do you resonate with that? It seems like worry is a bucket and no matter what’s going on, that bucket is always full. I have learned my propensity to worry is just part of who I am but God has done so much in my life to free meContinue reading “When despair seems reasonable”

What does it mean to be in love?

I had the privilege of officiating a wedding this past week. It was so great to see a young couple who love each other make commitments before God. I have known the bride and her family for over 20 years and so it was so good to be around life-long friends. As you might beContinue reading “What does it mean to be in love?”

The temptation to try harder

I’ve been thinking about how Great God is all the time and how weak I am sometimes! Why is sinning so easy? Why is my nature bent on avoiding the things I know I should do and bent on doing the things I shouldn’t do? It seems so much harder to obey and be selflessContinue reading “The temptation to try harder”

God – I don’t like tough times, I like comfort!!!!

I don’t know about you but when hard times come I just want them over, as quickly as possible.  There’s something natural within us that says, “I wanna get out from an uncomfortable situation” as soon as possible. The harder the situation the more that desire increases to just get out and get away fromContinue reading “God – I don’t like tough times, I like comfort!!!!”

Identity Wars – In the Bible

Did you know there were several people in the Bible that wrestled with insecurity and identity struggles? Today, we are going to look at one of them, Peter.  Peter wrestled with a BIG view of himself and a small view of God: He was confident – he had a big view of himself  So much so that he sincerelyContinue reading “Identity Wars – In the Bible”

Identity Wars – The Thief

In the last few years more and more families that I have had the privilege of doing life with are personally working through same-sex attraction and gender identity issues in their families. There is much written and discussed in Christian circles about this issue, but I think there is a far more widespread issue thatContinue reading “Identity Wars – The Thief”

Words – Speaking – Communicating

Small but powerful…….. Remember that kids rhyme – sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me? Whoever wrote that either lived on an island by themselves or was much stronger that I am! Words are powerful – Words have the potential to make someones day…… or crush someone in aContinue reading “Words – Speaking – Communicating”