Silence and Solitude

COVID has created separation and isolation for many of us, and it has not been easy. After all, we are created by God for relationship. Some of us require more relational time than others, but all of us need healthy friendship as an important component … Read more

What Does It Mean To Be With Jesus?

The book of Acts gives us wonderful insights into the establishment of the church, and it contains many “firsts” in the Bible. In Acts, the church begins, it grows to include the Gentiles, and many points of doctrine and practices are established. Acts is full … Read more

The Erosion of Envy

erosion of envy

I am no scientist, but I know that erosion occurs in many ways. Whether from glaciers growing or retreating, rain falling, wind billowing or waves crashing, land takes many blows from the elements of nature that collide and scrape against it. Through this process, which … Read more

The Battle Between Forgiveness and Unforgiveness


Forgiveness has the power to heal, but unforgiveness is toxic to the soul. If you are reading this blog, it is likely because you recognize we wrestle with forgiving others. The idea of forgiveness being a struggle is reiterated by the volume of biblical passages … Read more

Why Should Christians Fast?

why should christians fast

What is the purpose of fasting? Maybe you are like me and the thought of “fasting” has both intrigued and bewildered you. We know the Bible talks about fasting, and scripture seems to indicate that fasting has spiritual benefit…. But how? How does fasting benefit … Read more

Entering God’s Rest

entering God's rest

Our lives can be downright crazy at times, wouldn’t you agree? Maybe it’s work, home, marriage, kids, money, extended family, or even church! We can’t always pin it down to only one or two things, because life can just be crazy busy and often very … Read more

What is a living sacrifice?

Romans 12:1-2 (NASB) Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the … Read more

10 Mobile Safeguards for Youth

Teen on Phone

More information and further links on the author are listed at the end of the article. Whether you are a youth pastor that works every day with high schoolers, a teacher in middle school or a parent of children, you are looking out for these … Read more

Teach Yourself This Message Everyday

Women Smiling

Ephesians 1:3-14 is one long sentence in the Greek. After His usual greetings of a biblical letter, Paul opens up this epistle with an overwhelming statement captivated by the sheer greatness, immensity, size, and sweetness of God’s. As Paul shares this goodness of God he … Read more