As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?
My personal mantra comes from 1 Corinthians 9:22. In my own life I am many things to many different people so that some might be saved. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul explains that when he was with the Jews he observed the Jewish law even though he was no longer under the law. He says… Continue reading Birds of a Feather
I attend a church that has a heavy focus on the financial literacy of its members and getting them out of debt. It’s biblical. Getting out of debt helps better position people to be in service to God. Without the burden of debt, you can do more for God with the provision he has given… Continue reading The Statute of Limitations On Your Past Has Expired.
"What's causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don't they come from the evil desires at war within you?" - James 4:1 NLT As a coach I am faced daily with people who want to change. It's my job to help people get from where they are to where they want to be. The biggest… Continue reading Here’s Why You’re Mad
Once upon a time, reading the Gospels I saw Jesus in a new and powerful way. He was no longer a storybook character in a cradle or on a cross. He became a real life example of how to live and move and have my being. Jesus, I still love him as much as the… Continue reading TYC Rant: I’m embarrassed to be an American Christian.
"The Bible says not to judge" is a favorite response from people who do things they know are wrong. Anyone who has actually read the Bible (Matthew 7:1) knows that this is not a correct quote. After all, there are plenty of places in the gospels where Jesus told people about themselves. "Hypocrites!" "Brood of… Continue reading Judge Much?
Jesus often spoke in parables to help people understand the principles of God's kingdom. He also spoke in parables to expose those who were hardened and would not listen. Mark 4:1-20, contains a passage called "The Parable of the Sower." In this parable, Jesus teaches the people that they need to do two things: stay… Continue reading Grounded and On Guard