Every moment is precious. No one knows how long they have to live on earth. Every day matters. Every moment matters. The things that happen in a moment can impact lives for eternity. We recognize this reality when we are on a mission trip. For the few days that you are on the mission trip, … Continue reading With the time you have remaining, how will you live?
Everything you do matters. The big things. The little things. Everything. Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also … Continue reading Whatever You Do…
What makes a cathedral beautiful? Some people measure beauty by the architecture, size, cleanliness, paintings, relics, sculptures, age, colors, and in many other ways. On our recent trip to Italy, I thought about this a lot. We saw some elaborately decorated cathedrals. We visited the Pantheon, St. Peter's-in-Chains Cathedral, the Duomo of Florence, the Cathedral of Pisa, St. Peter's … Continue reading The Beauty of Cathedrals
If you were to take a survey of the people in your community and ask them this question, "Who is Jesus?" you will get a variety of answers: a good teacher, a very moral person, an inspiring leader, a prophet, an example of love & sacrifice, and more. Many people hold Jesus in very high … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
This week our hearts and prayers have been with the people of Oklahoma City, who were devastated by a massive tornado that led to much destruction and death. Like me, many of you have friends and family who live in OKC who have been impacted by the storm. Disaster relief teams are on the ground … Continue reading Purpose in the Pain
When you say it this way, it seems way too obvious: a Christ-follower will follow Christ. But too many people who call themselves Christians (aka, Christ-followers) do not walk the way Jesus walked, and they seemingly have no desire to do so. Their words, attitude, behavior, actions and decisions are not at all what Jesus … Continue reading Walk Just as Jesus Walked
In the the first century AD, a man named Paul wrote these stunning words about his faith in Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:21 (HCSB) 21 For me, living is Christ and dying is gain. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life … Continue reading To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain
I believe there is hope, because I believe in God. The Bible teaches - and I know by life transformation - that when Christ is in you, you have hope. You have hope of future glory in heaven. And this glorious hope in you transforms your life starting the moment you trust in Christ as … Continue reading Christ in You, the Hope of Glory