Friday, June 5, 2020

The day we became friends with God

Maundy Thursday is the day in the Christian year when we enter into the Upper Room on the night that Jesus was betrayed to...

On the road to recovery

I will never forget the first time I shared in an accountability group for pornography addiction. I was ashamed and nervous, had a dash...

Are you obeying Jesus?

How are you doing at making disciples? It was a question I had never been asked. In 35 years of church life, I had...

Theologically sound, personally broken

Over the years, Mary and I have led several Ocho Decisiones Que Sanan Tu Vida (Life’s Healing Choices) recovery groups. At a recent meeting...

Running on spiritual fumes

I always wanted to be a mom. I was a sought-after babysitter as a teen, and as a young adult, I loved spending time...

Grab hold of Paul’s cross-shaped courage

Imagine getting an email from a friend saying something like this, “We’ve gone through some incredibly hard times lately. It has been so utterly...

Still bearing fruit

The church family I serve is guided by a vision of discipleship as a lifelong journey of “following Jesus together.” As a pastor, I...

Consumers or disciples

We live in a world that focuses on consuming things. Our cities have stores all over the place, and from the construction...