Tag Archives: God

Clay in the Hands of the Master

Our adult Sunday school is watching Greg Groeschel’s Alter Ego series, which focuses on becoming the people God created us to be instead of the people we are who have been shaped by the world. It certainly is not an easy transformation but one that is vital if we are to find healing and purpose […]

Holy Discontent

We just completed a study called Weird by Craig Groeschel in our adult Sunday school. I really enjoy Groeschel’s stuff – he’s honest and to the point. Weird was a six-part series challenging Christians to live a life that most people would consider weird. As Christians we are to love our enemies, pray for those […]

Be Still and Know He is God

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Now that we all are preparing for the New Year I wanted to share one of my favorite scripture verses and how I think it may help all of us in 2014. Psalms  46:10 says, “Be still and know I am God.” It’s a simple little verse that […]

True Forgiveness

My wife likes to encourage me. After I write a blog she sends me a note telling me that she thought it was good…and tells me where the typos are!  A couple blogs ago she sent me her regular note, which I appreciate very much, and suggested a new topic. “I’d like to see you […]

The Unhappiest Time of Year

The holiday season is in full gear and for most people the holidays are a time of family, feasts, and fun. But for a small group of people the holidays aren’t so joyous. For a variety of reasons the holiday season can be quite depressing, reminding people of traumas, loneliness, and loss.  I want to […]

Self Esteem

Scripture tells us that we are to love others as we do ourselves. There’s only one problem with that for a lot of people – they don’t actually love themselves. The one common factor I see when I talk with people is a significant dose of low self-esteem. In many cases it’s no self-esteem. I […]

Funtionally Dysfunctional

When I was growing up all I wanted to be was normal. With my dad in and out of jail and my mother paralyzed by Multiple Sclerosis and living in a nursing home my life was anything but normal. I always felt self-conscious around others, doing my best to put on a front of “normal” […]