Seconds

In the same way let your light shine before men so that they will see every good work and glorify our Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16 Last week, I watched the documentary Breaking2, which chronicled the lives of three elite marathon runners. The project was an experiment created by Nike to see if one of the runners could break the …

Where is the Church

What does the word “church” mean? To many, the word connotes a building that is a place of worship. As Christians living in today’s COVID epidemic, we can no longer gather on Sundays in our churches, yet the church hasn’t gone anywhere, it lives inside us in the Holy Spirit, and it has been and will always be about God …

Certain Uncertainty

This past week an article in The Wall Street Journal stated that 72% of Americans today would be uninterested in attending any major sporting events. In a culture where the majority of our lives have revolved around the god of sports, it’s unbelievable to think that attending a sporting event is now of little interest to people, and that every …

Childlike Faith

In the midst of the current coronavirus crisis in the world, I have been reflecting on what God is teaching me. Quarantined inside my home with my two young children I get new pop-ups across my phone, am on more zoom calls than ever before, and continue to watch the death rate climb. In contrast, I observe my children whose …

FILLING THE GAP

This past weekend, we took the opportunity as a family to visit a local park.  It was a cool nevertheless beautiful sunny day!  This particular park was full, it was amazing to see so many people outside.  In fact, it may have set a record for the amount of people it contained in one day for the month of March. Now …

Perspective

When I was a child I had an eye disorder called Amblyopia.  My left eye was beyond perfect at 20/15, while my right eye was way off the charts at 20/200.  To help strengthen my right eye I had to wear a patch on my left eye at school and while watching television or reading.   At school, with my left …

It’s All About Me

My son Jacob is in his Pre-K class called “Transitional Kindergarten” —no longer is it called “Pre-K”, now they are “transitioning” into kindergarten! Jacob’s teacher is fabulous, and all of what you would think of in a school teacher. She is fun, joyfuland loving, and has more energy than even her students. His teacher does some really creative things to …

Happy Thanksgiving

We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too. -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When I take a few moments to reflect on what I am most thankful for, this passage of scripture seems to capture it best…the Good News and God’s greatest creation, people.  Without the transformation of my heart …

Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5 Recently, a friend invited me to join him for opening weekend of pheasant hunting at an outfitter in South Dakota.  Our host was former St. Louis Cardinal and L.A. Dodger pitcher, Todd …

Sharing Life

“We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you, not only the Gospel of God but our own lives because you had become so dear to us.”  1 Thessalonians 2:8 These verses have really challenged me lately.  As a Christ-follower for decades and someone whose profession it is to “go and make disciples”, I can …