Category: Leader

Calming Chaos

Pairs of…animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark… —Genesis 7:8-9 …animals…came to Noah and entered the ark… Have you ever wondered how this happened? Wild animals, from chipmunks to elephants,… Continue Reading “Calming Chaos”

Guilty

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. —Psalm 32:5 …trying to hide my guilt. When… Continue Reading “Guilty”

Confessing Sin

When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. (Psalm 32:3-4) When I refused to confess my sin…… Continue Reading “Confessing Sin”

Should I go to Church?

For the first time in my life there is a legitimate risk attending church. The risk is not political, legal, or social. It is medical. This is new territory. We have never had to consider going to church a medical threat. In the past… Continue Reading “Should I go to Church?”

The Wise Mule

Over the last several weeks we have all lost something. High school seniors lost all the traditions of a senior year. Grandparents lost hugs from their grandkids. Those in nursing homes lost visits from family and friends. Families lost vacations. Parents lost jobs. Children… Continue Reading “The Wise Mule”

Don’t Trip

Doubt is a terrible companion. It is not like any other emotion. Generally speaking, emotions create a specific response. When sad, we cry. When mad, we yell. When happy, we laugh. When frustrated, we complain. What do we do when we doubt? We don’t… Continue Reading “Don’t Trip”

Hello Doubt

Over the last several days, as the talk of reopening the state has begun to grab attention, an emotion, more deceptive than fear, has started impacting our psyches. Its name is doubt. Doubt is married to fear. They usually do not leave home without… Continue Reading “Hello Doubt”

Hello Fear

What do we do when we are afraid? To answer that question, we need to know what is scaring us. Different fears create different reactions. For instance, if we are afraid of… The dark, we turn on a light. Losing our job, we look… Continue Reading “Hello Fear”

Floaties & Strangers

One day, when my oldest son was 4 years old, we were playing together at a pool. He still did not know how to swim, but as long as he had Floaties on his arms, he was fearless. He would jump into the water… Continue Reading “Floaties & Strangers”

Blinded

I have people in my circle of influence who do not understand the relationship I have with Jesus Christ. It burdens me. It actually makes my heart sad. I want them to know the spiritual truths that have set me free. I want them… Continue Reading “Blinded”

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