Words Matter to God

We know that God speaks to us. He spoke long ago. He spoke in the past. He speaks today. He will speak in the future. I believe the Bible, the Word of God, is the most important resource we have to discern if we are actually hearing from God or not. We know that God...

What’s Your Identity?

Most of us don’t want to spend time thinking about the question, “Who am I?” Maybe you’re like me and you’ve had a crisis that wakes you up in the middle of the night. In that moment, when we’re most and honest and vulnerable, we...
Wisdom Comes Through Relationship With God

Wisdom Comes Through Relationship With God

We all make decisions differently. As I’ve traveled around the world, I’ve noticed a big difference between the way people in East Asia, Africa and some parts of Europe and Latin America make decisions, and the way we make decisions here in the U.S and...
Comparison and Our Value (A Study in Ecclesiastes)

Comparison and Our Value (A Study in Ecclesiastes)

Comparison sneaks into my life when I least expect it. I want to know, “Am I OK? Am I cool enough, good looking enough, or smart enough? Rich enough? Do I fit in?” We’re always concerned about that, aren’t we? The only way we think we can figure out...
Temptation and Cold Coca-Cola (James 1:12-18)

Temptation and Cold Coca-Cola (James 1:12-18)

I decided I’m going to quit drinking Coca-Cola. It’s a silly example, but Coke is one of my favorite things. Coca-Cola gives me energy, it clears my mind, and it tastes good! I drink Cokes maybe five times a week, but when I quit drinking them, I was miserable...