Category: General

A Pet Peeve Prayer

I have been having a strong emotional reaction lately to a particular sentence when it is said during prayer before a group event. Lord, let at least one person be touched. One person?!! The second I hear that I start praying in my head, “Lord, touch every single person that comes tonight. Let every single…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 1: Have I lost some wonder?

Do we boast in the Lord? Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”    (1 Corinthians 1:31) If not, why not? Perhaps Jesus is not our treasure yet. This past Tuesday, an amazing event occurred at our church. CARSON WEITNAUER presented the first of four sessions on evangelism…[View Article]

What do people think about you?

You may have just thought, “It doesn’t matter what people think about me. All that matters is what God thinks about me.” Yes, and no.  David cries out in Psalm 109:21: But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord, for the sake of your own reputation! As an avid Christ follower, I share the responsibility…[View Article]

How did Jesus stay silent when mocked?

He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care. (Isaiah 53:3, NLT) In this season of Lent, we continue our pondering of this verse, asking God for increased understanding leading up…[View Article]

A New Year’s Resolution Guaranteed to Work

Wrap up 2018. Whether you are a New Year’s resolution person or not, most of us think about what kind of year 2018 has been, even if for a few minutes. I usually spend 30 minutes tying up the current year before crossing the threshold into the next one. I write a list of the…[View Article]