Are you feeling like no one understands what you're going through? I've been there with a unique challenge, hardship, or a place that no one understands. I ask for help and the pity in someone's eyes is there but the compassion isn't. Compassion is that ability to literally put yourself in someone else's place. For…Read more A Fast of Joy and Celebration
"Jesus said, 'Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.'" (Mark 6:31, NLT) Every Sunday, we should feel so loved that God blesses us with a day of rest. Sabbath Day is a part of the Creation Story, it's a part of the story of how we were created. The day…Read more Life Goals: Observe Sabbath
When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On
Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington D.C. Our world is radically different than it was when Dr. King was living. A professor was asked what would President Lincoln say to forced busing. The professor replied, “Lincoln would have said, ‘What’s a bus?’” The world was radically different for Dr. King than it was when Lincoln made…Read more Do Right. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly
Prayerfully Write Visionary Life Goals “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15–16, AMP Life goals are how I talk about…Read more Visionary Goals
A guiding thought for me has always been, “Where do I want to go?”Before I read my Bible or go to my study to prepare a message, I ask the Lord, “Where do you want me to go?” I ask of the text from the Bible, “Where is this going?” When I read a book,…Read more Where Are You Going?
"Run to win." 1 Corinthians 9:24, Message The Bible encourages us to live life like an athlete running to win a race. In particular in this passage, Paul is referring to his efforts to build relationships with people. Paul was not content for success for sake of comfort, instead he had God's glory and our…Read more Run To Win
Today I've spent reflecting on goals and reading my journal from this year. On December 31 a virus that you cannot see with the naked eye was not even a part of my thought life or prayer life. January 19, Coronavirus was still not a concern for us. However, that Sunday, I preached a message…Read more December 31, 2020 Reflections
Early this morning in Dearborn, Michigan my thoughts are about the last minute things I had to do before Christmas Eve. Cards? Calls? Gifts? What’s the most important things you can do at Christmas? Among them is attending or watching our Christmas Eve Services to celebrate the birth of our Savior, as we thank Him…Read more A Gift for Christ at Christmas