A fear of people is simply elevating humans higher than God. Instead of responding to people out of our love for God, we often live out of a fear of people. Continue reading Truth and People Pleasing
If we are the body of Christ on earth, should His hands be clutching expensive coffee drinks? Should His feet spend their time dangling into cool blue water? Should His mouths selfishly devour excessive amounts of food? Continue reading Does God Want Us to Have Fun?
It was my privilege to interview Lyle about his new website as well as a topic that we are both passionate about—music. Continue reading Musical Notes with Lyle Stutzman (an interview)
I’ve never found a Bible verse or passage that read “Thou shalt visit the elderly,” followed by a list of how and why, in order to convince you. And yet I doubt that any of us would question the value of doing such a thing. Continue reading Gray Hairs and Great-Uncles
Have you ever tried to intentionally forget hurtful things that happened? Continue reading Forgetful Forgiveness
Whether you live in an apartment complex, or surrounded by cows and squirrels, we have something in common: neighbors. Continue reading The Gospel Next Door
Could it be that some false teachers are bringing casserole to our carry-in every second Sunday? Continue reading Sheep with Sharp Teeth
Twenty years later, I can still remember it vividly although I’m sure neither the teacher nor my mother can. I can’t say I’ve never lied since, but that lesson was never forgotten. Continue reading Putting on Truthfulness
But what is this will we are to pray for? What does the Lord desire of us? What does the Lord command of his people? Is the will of God knowable? Continue reading Knowing the Will of God
Humility is not about how good or bad I think I am.
Humility is whether or not I take my eyes off me and put my focus on God. Continue reading Putting on Humility