Raising Hope, Out of Hopelessness.
Hopelessness is a terrible place to find yourself. It arises out of a sense of desperation that is so great that emotionally someone just gives in, or worse, gives up. Often it is from those times of absolute despair and hopelessness that God works His greatest miracles in our lives. Martin Luther said, “God made […]Read more
What Color of Glasses do You Wear?
Most of us have likely heard the expression, “Looking at everything through ‘rose colored glasses.” It suggests seeing things with an exaggerated sense of a positive attitude that may ignore the ultimate reality of a situation. All of us see our world through a set of lens that have been shaped by our culture, our […]Read more
The Most Excellent Way to Follow
Let’s talk about the most excellent way to lead follow. I saw Perry Noble’s newly released book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead stacked on the table outside the worship center this past Sunday. Let me quickly confess that I have not read the book, nor even opened the front cover. So absolutely nothing I […]Read more
Are you a Motel 6? We’ll leave the light on . . .
Hospitality may well be a key missing ingredient in Western Christianity. A famous motel commercial says, “We’ll leave the lights on for you.” Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” So, is your light on? The Bible says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” […]Read more
Is Bitterness Keeping You from Your Betterness?
Bitterness can ruin your life and steal all of your joy. Have you ever been hurt and had a hard time getting past it? Who hasn’t? Don’t Let Bitterness Steal Your Betterness. In church yesterday, the speaker mentioned one of his children loving a song from the movie Frozen, and the words “Let it Go.” […]Read more