I recently returned from a mission trip to Ireland (August 2022). A number of people have asked how the trip … More
Intro for upcoming book ‘Unsearchable: A Journey Into the Riches of Christ’.
Most people attribute their security and sense of well being to their natural state or sum of their resources, but it became apparent to me that, as believers in Christ, we are the wealthiest people on the planet completely apart from the status of our bank account. To take it even a step further, if we attribute our state of wealth or well-being based on the abundance or lack of our material possession or our natural state, we have already missed apprehending the riches of Christ. This upcoming book will be part instruction and part application and sometimes miraculous real life testimonies on a journey into the riches of Christ.
A few thoughts for one of the most unique Good Fridays in history.
Father said, “It’s time to move from the roller coaster of happiness to the locomotive of joy.” Roller coasters make for a great ride but a terrible life. We are being invited to make the switch to the unshakable, unstoppable Locomotive of Joy that runs on the rails of truth and grace.
I found some (not cool) messages buried in an inbox for spam or blocked users. It reminded me we all need a place to go to pour out our hearts and there are some things we cannot always handle. So where do we go and what do we do when we face things we can’t handle?
For years I believed that seeking to please people was kind and loving. I was shocked to find out that my efforts to do so often had a selfish motive.
Bobby was as tall as a man, tried to act like a man, had a pretty young lady by his side, but 17 year old Bobby wasn’t a man. To offer forgiveness and grace to others while ready to throw a stone of judgment at my 17 year old self was hypocritical.
Fear leads us to try and control for self protection or connection but real love only exists when there is real freedom. We can have connection or control but we can’t have both.