How To Get Rid of Icky Feelings

I hate it when life goes from Technicolor to black and white and icky feelings creep into my heart. They’ve usually hitched a ride on unkind thoughts spawned of misunderstandings, less than stellar behavior, or the more common varieties of thoughtlessness.  It doesn’t matter if I’m the victim or the perpetrator.  Either way the track […]

Finding The Place Where The Light Comes In

  God does work in strange ways.   At least in my life. Strange, but disguised as natural.  In this case He has held in reserve for the perfect time a needed word and then delivered it at the time when it would have maximum impact for heart comfort, mind clarity, and soul peace. I […]

Why You’re Not In Heaven Yet.

  To that one thief on the cross next to Him Jesus said, “Today you’ll be with Me in Paradise.” Why aren’t we? In Paradise I mean. If we’ve believed at, say, 7 years old, then why don’t we just blink and find ourselves in heaven. Or maybe 17 like I was when I first […]

What Made Us Think Being Christian Should Be Easy?

I’ve been a Christian long enough to know that following Jesus means always walking uphill. I fail every day as a Christian, and you probably do too. It doesn’t take a theologian to know believers, even devout ones, sin. But do we have to do it so much, so often, and in such big ways? […]

The Meaning of Repentance: Are You Doing It Right?

Today let’s talk about repentance~ Repentance is the first step toward a relationship with God. You don’t have to read very far in the Gospels to find out about repentance.  It’s the message preached by John the Baptist and when John was throw in prison Jesus came and preached the same message Himself.  It must […]

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

In our last three weeks of ministry  here in Ghana we’ve seen the great need for Bible teaching designed to reach children with the gospel and the simple truths of how to walk with Jesus.  Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi Americans hear this quote, or some variation of […]

A Mission Statement For Christian Wives

What’s at the core of being a godly wife?  What’s God’s intention for wives? The answer is found in that old truth from Proverbs 31. She does him good and not harm all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12   For two weeks I’ve been speaking to Christian women about Family, about being a […]