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Life’s Challenges

Not the end

Our hearts tell us that death is loss. A body buried can no longer taste a ripe tomato, smell the rain, entwine someone’s dear…

Who is God?

Your version of God

We create our own versions of God and then point fingers of blame at these versions of God. “God let my sister die. He…

Life’s Challenges

A walk in my shoes

When I was little, I loved putting on my mom’s high-heeled shoes and imagining I was a grown-up. I remember looking out the car…

Living My Faith

Gifted for God’s glory

You are gifted for glory. The word glory means that someone or something makes you gasp, “Wow!” A sunrise, a newborn baby, or the…

Friends & Family

Toxic friendships

I attended a leadership conference as a senior in high school. The speaker focused greatly on the importance of friendships. He kept repeating, “Show…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus breaks chains

Have you ever felt chained to something? Like you just had to __________. There wasn’t any choice but to _________. Have you ever heard…

Life’s Challenges

Today, not someday

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin called Johnson Creek. My nearest friend was miles away in another “metropolis,” Helenville. The busy…

Living My Faith

You should love this Bible nerd

The other day I sent my wife a text with some in-depth, granular, Hebrew-based research I had done in the Bible. She replied (as…

Living My Faith

How God made you

It took me over 30 years to figure out how God made me. You would think that my strengths and weaknesses would be obvious…

Who is God?

I just don’t understand

If you’re looking for an entertaining mind boggle, ask someone to try to explain the Trinity. You might hear comparisons like, “God’s like an…

Bible 101

Heads up!

If a fly ball is hit into the air, you might hear the words, “Heads up!” to warn you. If a friend or coworker…

Living My Faith

The amazing Merlin

Recently, I met an amazing man named Merlin. Merlin is an 81-year-old woodworker who can outhustle a team of 20-something construction workers. During our…