I have three teenagers in my house now (well, actually two teens and a twelve-year old who is about to turn thirteen), two of whom are beginning the process of learning to drive. I’m experiencing fear, anxiety, sadness (Are they really this old? Am I really this old?), all mingled with pride and excitement for […]

Everyone faces daily worries about family, health, finances, or jobs. This kind of worrying can actually be a good thing. We worry because we are trying to think ahead, to plan for the future, and to protect ourselves and the ones we love. A little fear when driving in traffic keeps us attentive. Worry over […]

What would you do with $1,000,000? Pay off debt? Buy a new house or a car? Send the kids to college? I love what this Canadian band says they’d do with it! (Don’t let the band’s name throw you off – everyone is fully dressed.)

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 The image of God as our father can be found throughout the pages of Scripture. And while He is not our biological father in the sense of human beings making […]

Click the link for a short video message from Dave at To Rise Above.

This song put a smile on my face this morning. I just love Tim Hawkins.

No. Man, that is so hard to say, but it feels so good! Try it. Just look at someone sitting near you and tell them no. They will think you’re nuts, but that’s OK. Saying no, it turns out, takes courage and practice. Saying no to some things frees you up to say yes to other, […]

OK, I know Lent is serious. So please don’t get too mad at me for having a little fun with it. 🙂 http://babylonbee.com/news/report-closeness-god-linked-constantly-telling-friends-gave-lent/ And one more… http://babylonbee.com/news/man-visiting-church-website-really-looking-forward-upcoming-2009-picnic/  

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Romans 12:3 One of the fundamental strategies for preventing and healing from […]

We kick around the term ‘stress’ a lot in our culture. We say that we are under a lot of stress at work. Or that we are stressed out. Or that we can’t handle all the stress. What we are talking about, usually, is something officially called distress. Distress is the bad kind of stress. […]