December 30, 2019

As a kid, I watched with wide-eyed fascination the campy Lost in Space television series. The recent reboot on Netflix keeps the Robinson family structure, as they battle various challenges using the skills of their super-smart kids and savvy first-mate, only to be thwarted by the scheming Dr. Smith. And there’s Robot. Despite being a high-tech machine that can fix anything, fight anyone and even display human emotion, his verbal programmers designed his language to be at toddler level, uttering… Read more

December 12, 2019

My fear of failure is rooted in my past — and all the voices that tell me I can’t. But every day, I have chance to start again. I have a chance to “be transformed by the renewing of my mind.” Read more

December 9, 2019

Rather than sit through a lesson and find some sort of application for my mixed-up life, maybe I would be better off finding out about God, his nature, and his expectations. The Bible is about God. It’s not about me. I wonder if I’m photo-bombing the Almighty – who he is, what he says, and what he wants me to hear. Read more

November 20, 2019

You probably have some old injuries you are carrying around. Someone said something to you or did something to you. Maybe your heart was broken. What is most interesting is that we prop up these past injuries, we given them prominence. We idolize them. We are Divorced. Broken. Abused. Hurt. And that label becomes who we are and what we worship.  Read more

November 18, 2019

Your pain, your trial is real. But this time in your life is the perfect opportunity to that there are things more important than life on this earth. Don’t let this moment slip by. We’re really not supposed to wait for the wild ride to end. We are meant to embrace our trial and actually benefit from it. Read more

November 4, 2019

Do you think that your identity is being sucked away by the culture? Do you hurt for a world that is set up to fail, and you don’t see any answers? Then read on… Estonia is an country in the Baltic region that for much of it’s history has actually been part of someone else. The list of occupiers is a long one, as they were pawns in power struggles between Vikings, Swedes, Normans, Germanics, and a host of others…. Read more

October 29, 2019

When did He ever tell you to quit dreaming? When did He tell you to quit thinking big? When did He demand that you quit chasing that one thing? What caused you to give up? Read more

October 10, 2019

Whether you are dreaming of world change or a new bike, there are four types of dreams — Those that are fulfilled, those that are delayed, those that are denied, and those that are suppressed. Read more

September 27, 2019

Shame is that terrible, private feeling that something is wrong with us—that we are somehow defective as a person, that we are irreparably damaged. But it doesn’t have to define you. It has no part in your life. Read more

August 26, 2019

I was frozen in terror. Standing on the end of the fiberglass plank, I could feel my toes, curled in silent resistance.  I snuck a glance down into the azure water at the deep end of the pool. It was only ten feet below me, but I might as well have been diving from the volcanic cliffs of a Caribbean Island. I remember the first time I jumped off the diving board at the community pool. Not the one that all the little kids were diving from. The big one – the one that towered over the deep of the pool. The one that the high school boys jackknifed from, slicing the water. That one. I was probably no more than 11 years old. But I was old enough to feel the weight of mortality, every pore of my body dripped with the fear of splashing in the water far below. I don’t know if it was bravery or the fear of being called a chicken, but somehow, I mustered a final jolt of bravery. I closed my eyes and counted out loud. Three. Two. One. Jump! Read more

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