What’s in a Word?

Several years ago, I heard a speaker talking about an incident that happened on his blog. He had written a post that was a little less than friendly toward a public figure. The post was not meant to be hurtful or mean — it was just a funny jab at someone else’s expense. Soon, comments … More What’s in a Word?

What Halloween taught me about Convictions

Halloween is just a few days away. There are cobwebs, skeletons, and other creepy things loaded up on shelves. Costumes hang just a few rows away from the Christmas decorations. Halloween is an odd holiday for church people. The opinions are varying and sometimes very strong. Inevitably, many Christian bloggers write about why a Christian … More What Halloween taught me about Convictions

Five Steps for Growing in Discernment

You’ve probably heard the word “discern” at some point in your life. Like many words in Scripture, it has a regular, run-of-the-mill meaning and then it has a deeper, more specific meaning. The root meaning doesn’t really change but because God is always considering¬† both the physical and the spiritual realms, the word is richer … More Five Steps for Growing in Discernment

2 Things God wants you to remember when you’re frustrated

There are moments and places in life that always seem to be close memories. Even as distance grows, the memory feels only a moment away. These are generally the large, life-impacting moments in life — the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, or a once in a lifetime experience. Lately, I’ve … More 2 Things God wants you to remember when you’re frustrated

More than Conquerors

Now, in all these things we are are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8: 37 More than several years ago I was a history teacher. World History, American History, Government, etc. I enjoyed a lot about teaching but my favorite moments were the light bulb moments. Light bulb moments happened when … More More than Conquerors