Your Year-end Life Audit: 25 questions to help you prepare for the New Year

As we start the final countdown on another year, this a great time to take stock of our lives. Over the past few years, I have seen the importance of planning my life instead of allowing it to simply happen. I don’t want the chips to fall where they may. I want to blaze a trail […]

Will 2016 be different? Add these 3 goal areas

We are in “no man’s land,” that odd week that exists between Christmas and New Year’s. Sure, it’s still technically 2015, but this week is more like a rift in the time-space continuum. The kids are out of school and we have a limited work week. It’s a strange gift from the heavens. A bonus. […]

On the seventh day of Christmas: The Gift of the Magi

Following God is tough. I’m not talking about obeying the rules or being a “good little boy.” But the actual following part. Purpose. God’s will. Are we ever really sure of His plan? We’re in the middle of Advent, which is simply a time to prepare ourselves for Christmas. One of my favorite parts of […]

On the fourth day of Christmas: Less is more

Have you ever felt like you were out of your league? Like you didn’t belong? You knew you were unprepared and unqualified. If you’re a follower of Jesus, that’s great! You’re in very good company. A few years ago,  I was asked to speak at a youth conference for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. If […]

How to achieve the greatest impact in your spiritual life

These four areas are the foundation of living an authentic life of Faith

Do you want to live a mediocre Christian life? Want to settle? Of course not! Life is too short to do anything halfway. In our culture, we have a million opportunities competing for our time and energy. We are past the days of being a Christian because “my parents were.” Today, you make your own […]

How to respond when you’ve been burned

We've all been hurt. But how will we allow it to affect our future?

Have you been hurt? Burned? Wounded by someone so deep that you haven’t fully recovered? Maybe someone was passing unnecessary judgement. Or perhaps it was your fault, doing something to betray the trust of your friends. Even worse, you have no idea what happened. You had a friend (or group of friends), and now they […]

How God really sees you

This is one of my greatest struggles!

Today, my friend posted an awesome verse in a Facebook group that he created, and I belong to. (Shout out to Tim!) It’s a beautiful piece of Scripture. The problem is, I have a hard time believing it! When you teach the Bible and help people grow in their faith, that’s a problem! It’s not that […]

Why we can stop worrying about finding God’s will

God is at work in your life, so STOP overthinking it!

Do you want to find God’s will for your life? Well, stop, because you’re doing it wrong! Wow, that intro sounded a little harsh when I read that back to myself. But I won’t change it. I can’t. It’s what we need to hear. It is what I needed to be reminded of this weekend! […]