Practical Faith: Ways to Share Peace in a Time of Uncertainty

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 I don’t even need to do a rundown with you about the last few days. You know. You’ve lived it. In our house it has looked like postponed performances after months…

The Doctor Is In: Why You Never Need to Doubt that God Cares

Please hear this: God’s love for you will bust down any and all obstacles to your heart. Removing a heart of stone and replacing it with a heart of flesh is no painless process. But He does it with a gentle tenacity. With a steady hand and unstoppable mercy.

Response and Responsibility

“God is just calling you to give it a shot.” Francis Chan I teach a great group of high school students every Sunday morning. We do a video based lesson and spend a lot of time in discussion. These past few Sundays we have been studying Francis Chan’s series Finding Truth. Francis has a lot…

Called to Love: Loving the People Who Don’t Deserve it

I’ve started thinking about it far too early. I know it’s coming. In a matter of months, some of my most beautiful, sensible, well-meaning friends will get their hackles up and then… Election time will be in full swing. I know. Maybe you don’t want to think about it yet. Made you look! Sorry. I…

3, 2, 1… Celebrating the New Day

Have you ever had someone you really wanted to talk to and your message was super important, then you got some terrible news about someone else and all of the sudden your news seemed… meh? That’s the position I am working from right now. Not that this post will be “meh,” but I have really…

God is Redeeming it All: Thanking God for the Broken Things

I live in a home of broken things. There are very few things of beauty or value that have crossed our threshold and not been chipped, shattered, or mangled in some way. The echo of my mother’s lament, this is why we can’t have nice things, reverberates in my head as I clean and prepare…