Salted conversations

Salted conversations

Do you ever feel bombarded by words in our culture today?  That probably seems like an odd thing to say, given that I make a living with my words. Recent news has certainly sent word bombs flying throughout all the media sources.  As Christians, how do we make certain...
Wear your crown over clean hair

Wear your crown over clean hair

All of us wear a lot of “hats” in this lifetime. Hats are a good metaphor for our various roles because most are easily exchanged for another. All of us are many things to different people.  There is one hat, however, that Christians should wear all the time. The...
A simple yet profound witness

A simple yet profound witness

I was preparing to teach when I ran across some powerful quotes from Mother Teresa. Her words prompted this post.  I am spending the month of January with a focus on our witness to the world. I’ve always appreciated a strong biblical sermon or lesson that teaches...
Same God, new year

Same God, new year

It felt good to put the last box of Christmas decorations in the attic and shut the door. I love the newness of January. Every year God hands us a winter reset and we need it. Almost all of my plans for the Christmas holiday blew up and we had to make quick...
The Key to Having it All

The Key to Having it All

Have you ever noticed the people who have it all are the people who don’t need it?  Jesus explained that spiritual truth in his Sermon on the Mount. The Lord’s basic principle for great success is found in Matthew 5:5  He said, “Blessed are the meek, for...
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