Category: Spiritual Principles

Just me and Jesus in the dark.

This week I dropped my son off at lacrosse practice about ten minutes from home. It was already dark, and our rural community does not have any street lights. I had something on my mind while driving back, and in my preoccupation I missed a turn. When I discovered that I done so, I calmly…[View Article]

Are you saving for retirement in heaven?

Each semester, I find 30 minutes to provide a mini financial seminar to my students about why it’s important to start saving for retirement while in their twenties. These four thoughts fuel my passion: 1. Companies are not going to take care of today’s college students. I have watched the pension system in our country…[View Article]

One Reason God Allows Struggle

We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us again. We have placed our…[View Article]

An often misapplied verse

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) If you hang around church circles long enough, you hear this verse….a lot. I think the usual way it’s used can be paraphrased as…[View Article]

Things we can’t do after we die

Last week I was sitting with a group of ladies around a table at a Bible study and had a sentimental moment. “We are all going to be friends forever. We will be able to gather like this for all of eternity and continue to study this unsearchable book.” The grass withers and the flowers…[View Article]