So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

Pure Devotion: Our Need for an Undefiled Love of God!

Do you ever feel like your heart wanders from God… from pure devotion?  I’m not talking about losing faith or walking away from God.  No, I’m talking about the subtle and sometimes painful realization that you just aren’t where you used to be in regards to connection to Jesus and God’s heart. How to Have […]

The Remedy: Heart & Prayer

Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” “My prayer life will never rise above my personal life in Jesus Christ.  If my personal life touches too much of the world, my prayer life suffers (D. Eastman).” Many of us who sincerely love God and long to experience […]

Squandering Grace. What Has God Purposed In Your Life?

Have you Squandered God’s grace in your life? Eph 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which […]

STOP RUNNING… It Could Be Bad For Your Health!

Running seems to be one of the most popular past times these days ( I would add cycling in that too, especially in Ca).   It seems like everyone is running.  I remember a time before I got married I was running about 5-8 miles every other day.  I think I was mostly running to […]

Christian Spiritual Growth and Transformation

Christian Spiritual Growth Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ.” What does it really mean for us to “grow up” spiritually and how the heck do we go about doing that?  What is involved with Christian spiritual growth […]

9 Months After My “Retirement” from Ministry

Retirement is kind of a funny word.  It seems to me that it carry’s different connotations for my generation (I think I’m classified as a “gen X-er”) then in generations past.  For starters it seems like most people these days who are approaching “retirement” age (65) are not financially able to stop working completely due […]

Success or Significance, Which Will You Choose?

Success of Significance Recently I turned 35!!!  I never would have thought that day would have come, but it did, and you know what?  I’m alive and ok!  Even though statically my life is half over, I feel the best is yet to come.  This perspective has led me to do some healthy reflection and […]

Everything We Do and Say Matters as Parents! Pt 2 of 2

One of life’s realities is that, everything we say and do matters.   Our actions and our words have power to both negatively and positively change the lives of others.  In particular we have been looking at the context of parenting. Here are the last 2 reminders for us parents from yesterday’s post. 3 Helpful […]

Pray Until You Can Pray

Prayer is NOT Easy! Prayer is not easy… there I said it!  Recently I had been really struggled with my prayer life until something very cool happened.  Actually what happened first was that I was really out of shape and needed to get back on track.  Since going to the gym gives me the creeps, […]

The Process of Becoming Mature and Complete

Most people would agree with the idea that all growth is a process, particularly when it comes to spiritual and emotional growth.  Most of us do not wake up one day magically and radically different from the day before.  It takes time, patience and perseverance to become who we long and desire to be and […]