December 10, 2014

The devil is Not in the Details

  What a way to live! Most of us have heard the saying, “The devil is in the details”. No one really knows exactly where the maxim originated, but what’s more important is what it implies. In essence it means that small things unnoticed within our plans and schemes can cause life-changing problems. Where […]
November 24, 2014

7 Attitudes that Hinder from being Thankful

  Have you ever wondered where thankfulness comes from? Does it come from having things like health, a spouse, a family, or a great career? Does it come from owning a big home or a  fast car? Most would agree that if thankfulness came from these things, then un-thankfulness would also come from not […]
November 12, 2014

Shadows and Substance

 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,  for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4     Filling in the blanks. My first introduction to fear as a boy was when I mistook a bathrobe hanging on […]
October 29, 2014

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

Everyone talks to themselves. Remember Ralph Kramden from the “Honeymooners”? He was notorious for having conversations with himself that were usually prompted by a fight he’d had with his wife Alice. Before making up, Ralph would always have a complete dialogue with himself, including hand gestures and pleading faces that always made the scene […]
September 30, 2014

Always “On”- Have we learned to hit the pause button?

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to just “stop”? Why you can’t seem to get off the merry-go-round of life’s impossible schedules and demands? Such sentiments were mirrored on the cover of the September 15th issue of the Time Magazine entitled,  “Never Offline”. Technology is keeping us always on and connected. It […]
September 17, 2014

What it is about religion that attracts you?

There is an unspoken longing inside us all that is drawn to the authentic and will not settle for empty substitutes. We don’t want the flashy looking replica you can purchase on any street corner, we want the genuine. People are drawn to Christianity for many reasons. Some people seek absolution, others peace, and […]
August 27, 2014

Bricks Without Straw

Have you ever experienced this unspoken restlessness at the core of your being – A nervous energy that no matter how much you try to accomplish, it is never enough? It’s like being on a treadmill that drains all your energy from effort, but goes nowhere. The Israelites in Egypt experienced this exact kind […]
August 8, 2014

The other side of the needle – Constriction Isn’t Always a Negative

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who described the past couple of years of his life as being pulled through the eye of a needle. He went on to say that when he got through the “needle”, he had less but yet he had so much more . . . Less of […]
July 22, 2014

The Cult of “The Presence”

The Cult of “The Presence” You’ve heard of  “The Cult of Personality”? A cult of personality is when an individual or people create an idealized and heroic public image of something or someone and then worship it. There is also what I call “ The Cult of the Presence”.  It is when we hold an idealized, […]