Don’t Miss the Headline!

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. On their fifth attempt, the plane embarked on a 12-second flight. Wilbur rushed to the local telegraph office and sent the following message: “We have flown for 12…

Looking At Work Differently

Do you think Jesus made high quality furniture? We know Jesus as the Messiah, but much of His life was spent as a carpenter, which goes to show that even the Son of God was not above work. God worked as well. Psalm 8:3…

Diva or Debtor?

In Chapter 1 of the book of Job we read these words: 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there….

18-Inches

Have you noticed how much of our teaching in the church centers on facts? It’s our default setting. Inevitably, our Bible classes will turn into a history lesson or the recitation of facts. Preachers give their charts and their timelines. We place a high…

Be Careful Giving God ALL the Credit

Many well-intended Christians struggle to find the right words to say to one who is hurting. They see their brother or sister-in-Christ dealing with grief and they feel compelled to reach out. However, in an effort to provide comfort and encouragement they sometimes create…

Being Good Isn’t Good Enough

Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, once stated in an interview that he has little doubt about what awaits him in eternity. Citing his work on gun control, obesity, and smoking cessation, Bloomberg said, “I am telling you if there is a…

Will God Never Give You More Than You Can Handle?

There are certain phrases that have seeped into our consciousness. Trite little sayings. Pithy clichés that have been repeated with such regularity that we just assume they are true, even Biblical. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, This too shall pass, and The eye is a…

YOU’RE NOT THE EXCEPTION!

I cannot tell you how many individuals I have studied the Bible with who felt as though it was a waste of time because, in their mind, they had done too much wrong. God could never forgive them. I have counseled with numerous Christians…

My Problem with the Phrase, “Everything Happens for a Reason”

Many well-intended Christians struggle to find the right words to say to one who is hurting. They see their brother or sister-in-Christ dealing with grief and they feel compelled to reach out. However, in an effort to provide comfort and encouragement they sometimes create…

Everything in Moderation?

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. I’m sure you have heard this statement before. Many well-intentioned folks, even Christians, have used this statement as a mantra for living. But what message is being sent with this phrase? What is the motivation behind it? Typically people will employ…