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God’s Tests Are Good

November 27, 2015

God’s Tests Are Good Whether it’s an academic one, a financial one, or when my doctor takes my blood, I don’t like tests. The good thing is that God never gives a bad test. His tests are always for our good. They are also a tool God uses to grow us. Here’s how. In the New International Version, Psalm [...]

Giving Thanks to God

November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks to God Nothing is sweeter than a grateful heart! I cannot express the love I feel when my precious grandkids say, “Thank you, Mimi” even if all I have done is pay for their dinner. I wonder if it’s just as sweet to God when He hears His children say, “Thank you, Jesus.” No one understood the [...]

An Ocean of Eternity

November 25, 2015

An Ocean of Eternity The summer before my junior year of college, my brother and I took part in a summer beach project in Daytona Beach, Florida with a campus student ministry from our university. We were extremely excited about it for many reasons, but one of them was because–if you can believe it–neither of us had ever seen [...]

Jesus Must Become Greater

November 24, 2015

Jesus Must Become Greater How would Jesus introduce you to a crowd? How would He describe you? What if Jesus described you by saying, “No one who has ever been born to a woman is greater than __________.” (Insert your name)! How would you respond? Jesus used these exact words to describe John the Baptist in Matthew 11:11: “Truly [...]

Praise Him Today and Everyday

November 23, 2015

Praise Him Today and Everyday “It is good to praise the Lord … For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” Psalm 92:1a-4 (NIV 1984) A few months ago I noticed the climate in my home had changed. It seemed nothing was good enough, attitudes were negative and [...]

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Hide ‘n Seek & Him

November 20, 2015

Hide ‘n Seek & Him Do you remember playing Hide ‘n Seek growing up? Did you wait in a hall closet while your heart pounded, hoping like mad that no one would find you? In Jeremiah 29:13, God doesn’t hide where He can’t be found, but invites us to look for Him and find Him when He says, “You will [...]

Only 7,000 Days!

November 19, 2015

Only 7,000 Days! As the father of two young boys, there’s one bit of unsolicited advice I hear all the time: “Enjoy them while you can because they grow up so fast!” Whether we are at a restaurant, church, or the mall, people see our sweet little dudes doing something cute or playful, then look at my wife [...]

The Sometimes Strange Adventure of Following Jesus

November 18, 2015

The Sometimes Strange Adventure of Following Jesus When someone sets their eyes on eternity, it can move them do things that are out of the ordinary. For example, I have a good friend who doesn’t own a TV. And then there’s my former roommate who left a successful and high-paying career in engineering to work with orphans in Africa. These friends have [...]

Lessons of a Lion Tamer

November 17, 2015

Lessons of a Lion Tamer Clyde Beatty was born in Bainbridge, Ohio in 1903. When he was a teen, he left home to join the circus where he landed a job as a cage cleaner. In the years that followed, Beatty quickly progressed from a lowly cage boy to a popular entertainer. Beatty became famous for his “fighting act” in [...]

When You Are Feeling Lonely

November 16, 2015

When You Are Feeling Lonely Everyone experiences loneliness. It’s a common denominator in the equation of life. Our natural response is often to run from it or deny it by filling our lives with distractions. God has a better way. When we allow loneliness to do its redemptive work by embracing it, it can promote positive life change. Here’s how. [...]

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