Why did THIS happen to me?

why

Why did THIS happen to me? I don’t think there is a person who has ever lived that hasn’t uttered that question.  The problem is that it is a question that always leaves us wanting more. More answers. More understanding. More resolution. I am certain that I cannot exhaust the far reaches of that desire […]

Top Posts of 2016

2016

Well, 2016 is in the books.  I would like to extend my thanks for all the reads and shares.  Hopefully, you have been encouraged in your walk with Jesus along the way. I posted less frequently in 2016, but I am planning on getting more quality material to you in the new year.  Learning to […]

How to find delight in your life

delight

Delight…what kind of images does that word conjure up for you? I think of pure, unadulterated moments of pleasure and joy like sitting next to the blaze of a warm fire after the temps dip below freezing.  I think of watching the sunset over Lake Superior from the pier in Grand Marais, Michigan.  I think […]

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 […]