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

How To Overcome Over Capacity

Overcoming Over Capacity These days I quite often feel overwhelmed and stressed.  Maybe it’s the 3 kids or the 3 different jobs – who knows?  What I do know is that I was created by God and mostly likely God is the only one who knows the full extent of my capacity to handle life’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everything We Do and Say Matters as Parents! Pt 1of 2

Watch Your Mouth! Recently, I have become more and more aware of how important my role as a father is and will be in the life of my 3 kids.  I have also become aware, unfortunately, just how much I fall short as a father.  As of this blog my kids are 6, 4 and […]

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, […]

Stop Making Decisions!

Is decision making ruining your life? Are some people just born with an innate ability to make the right decisions at the right times under pressure?  Personally, I have always felt fairly confident in the decision making department when it comes to immediate and less intensively important decisions (like what route I should take to […]

4 Keys to Healthy Family Dynamics, Part 3. Obedience

OBEDIENCE: Children… OBEY Eph. 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Healthy family dynamics are not only the responsibility of […]