How to reach your goals with a shovel

goals

Reaching goals is simple…painfully simple. I assume that I must be a slow learner because God seems to keep teaching me the same lesson in different ways.  Today, he used a shovel. I’ve got things I want to do in life.  I have spiritual goals, physical goals, ministry goals, financial goals…goals of all sorts.  The […]

The 4 most important things about your weakness

weakness

I hate weakness.  When I lack the ability or skill or resources to accomplish a task, it often sends me spiraling toward anger, discouragement and self condemnation. Why can’t I figure out how to edit this pdf file…because I’m an idiot. Why don’t I have the equipment necessary for this job…because I’m a failure at […]

How to get out of a spiritual funk

funk

I’ve been in a spiritual funk lately. Have you ever been there?  Maybe you are there. I’ve hardly gone to church all summer.  I’ve got lots of good reasons.  We’ve been busy.  We’ve been out of town.  We’ve traveled more than we ever have.  But, in reality, I just haven’t felt like it. My time […]

How to let Jesus disciple you

disciple

Jesus was a disciple maker.  He still is and he wants to disciple you. As I always emphasize, a disciple is a learner…a learner…a student of Jesus Christ.  You can read more on that here and here. It is a pretty exciting reality that Jesus Christ, the resurrected Savior of the world has a personal […]

How to let God rescue you from discouragement

discouragement

I have often battled periods of deep discouragement.  I wouldn’t consider it clinical depression, but it can feel like a deep pit with no way out.  Those blue feelings of failure, dejection and hopelessness have the power to overwhelm and disable you. The strange thing is that God has often used the same discipline to […]

How to make someones day through a simple prayer

You can do this!!

prayer

Prayer has the power to accomplish great things because it enlists the power of a great God.  Here is a simple way that you could pray and make someones day, today. I am amazed at how easy it is to let things slide…things that we know are important…things that we value…things that we want to […]