Redefining a Great Marriage

Redefining a Great Marriage

I’ve been married now for over 33 years. (Yes, I got married when I was twelve.) And I’ve learned a little bit about what makes a marriage great in that time. But it’s probably not what you think. It’s taken me a lot of years and a lot of mistakes along the way to...
Even If God Doesn’t Show Up

Even If God Doesn’t Show Up

The most powerful man on the planet has just given an executive order. Kings don’t make suggestions, and Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t in the mood to be trifled with. “Bow down and worship the image of gold I set up! If you refuse to comply, you’ll be...
My Word for 2017

My Word for 2017

So here’s my theme word for 2017. Are you ready for it? Go! Pretty simple really. The dictionary defines it, “to move or proceed.” In other words, get moving. Get started. Get after it. You get the idea. This was Jesus’ final word to his...
End With the Beginning In Mind

End With the Beginning In Mind

At the end of every year, I find myself thinking about the year ahead, usually with great anticipation. God has made me a “forward thinker” by nature, so it’s easy for me to let go of what’s behind, and press toward what lies ahead. However,...
Why Does God Work Through Broken People?

Why Does God Work Through Broken People?

The hole in the wall was a dead giveaway. In a moment of anger, I had taken my fist and slammed it into the wall of our home as hard as I could. All of the stress and frustration from the previous six months suddenly came together in an uncontrolled fit of rage. I...