We are called to create an environment in which our children can grow into the man or woman God has desired them to become.
My main job as a parent is to accurately reflect the love, attributes, and nature of the Father, God.
Corporate prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us to defeat the enemy and to bring God’s Kingdom to earth.
We bring glory to God as we love others, walk with the hurting, lay down our agendas and even our lives. This is true and proper worship.
To love Jesus in the midst of our suffering is one of the greatest demonstrations of true love and devotion to Him.
When the answers don’t come like we think they should, are we going to trust that God is good, that He is a loving Father, that He knows what we need and will give it?
The title of this blog is a tribute to David Bowie, who died this week. I found one of his song titles that describes how we often feel as Christians.
Prayer is the instrument that God uses for his glory to do great things in the lives of His children.
We must be a church that is welcoming and loving across boundaries.
Growing through the Leadership Development Program has been my favorite life experience to date.
I didn’t fully understand why God was calling me to Jacksonville, but I knew I had to come, even with the risk of falling flat on my face.
What we see with our physical eyes, though real, is not most important.
When we know who our Father is and who we are in our Father, the rest of our life flows with streams of living water.
In trying to "be a Christian", we miss out on “being” His child.
You're at a party and someone asks, “Who are you?" What do you say?
It would be absurd to embark on the Great Commission without waiting on the support of the Holy Spirit.
I am learning that if I am going to survive the pain, struggles and suffering that this world will bring, I need to be filled, encouraged and comforted by the Holy Spirit everyday, all the time.
“Through death runs the road to a fruitful life.” This quote received zero likes on Facebook when I shared it last week. It's hard to believe that when we deny our selfish desires, we will actually experience MORE life.
We live in a time that is in constant conflict with sleep. There is always one more thing to do, one more task to accomplish, something we don’t want to miss out on, so we keep at it. We teach our children they must do the same.
I hate harshness. It hurts my feelings and brings out the worst in everybody. It’s an easy default in moments of frustration.
Trying to "be a Christian" without spending time with Jesus is like taping apples to a tree: we produce fruit that is fake, rotten and no good.
Jesus tells us to close our door and pray to our Father in secret. In our obedience, we begin to encounter Him. When we encounter Him, we begin to realize how much we NEED Him.