Jesus Sings

Jesus Sings

I’m spending 40 days reading through the New Testament. At my current pace, I should be done on December 31st. When I pick up the Bible and concentrate on the words, God speaks to me. It never fails. I shouldn't be surprised by that. Somehow, I always am. I’d encourage you to start your own [...]

We Never Arrive and We Are Never Selected

We Never Arrive and We Are Never Selected

Can I be vulnerable for a moment? Until recently, I lived with a worldview that caused me great frustration. Though I could never pinpoint it, I knew something was missing. As I surveyed the world, I watched people busying themselves like ants with many activities. Everyone, it appeared, had a destination in mind and worked [...]

Contentment, Limitations, and Gratitude for the Season

Contentment, Limitations, and Gratitude for the Season

I have spent the last week vacationing in the Smoky Mountains with my family and some close friends. As I write this, I’m sitting in our shared cabin overlooking a beautiful property with a creek and a spring-fed pond. The property has no cell phone service, is surrounded by lush, green trees, and is a [...]

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

One of my all-time favorite jobs was working at Trader Joe’s. While there, I learned the importance of reading labels, particularly, the list of ingredients on the side of food packaging. It was helpful to know key ingredients so I could assist customers with various dietary needs. The first thing I recall learning about ingredient [...]