Drifting through life, living unfocused and in ambiguity. That describes many people. Does it describe you? Why do so many live like that? There are many reasons—lack of knowledge, lack of intentionality, lack of motivation, lack of purpose….

It was many years ago. I was just doing some chores around the house, thinking about God, enjoying the sense of His presence. I had had a good quiet time with my Savior that morning, though nothing extraordinary.

There you are, feeling like someone pushed you out of the plane without a parachute—freefalling again! You simply cannot stop thinking about this all-consuming issue. What do you do? Worry, fret, or pray? We are told to pray in times like these (Phil 4:6-7). But is that all we can do during meltdown moments? As

Freefalling—Again! Learning from Our Trials

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (Jn 16:33)* I was telling someone at church this week that you are either in a trial, coming out of a trial,

MORE than Compensated!

If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. (Mat 10:38-39)* Living sacrificially is a much-repeated theme in Scripture. Jesus spoke of it

“Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do. This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own

Last week I explained to you what I thought it meant to abide in Christ. It means: Living with Jesus Living in His Word Living out in obedience But I need to add one more. Last week was Passion Week.

Bearing Lasting Fruit—and LOTS of It!

“I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last” (Jn 15:5,16) What did Jesus mean we would bear fruit that will last? Was He talking about a good education for your kids,

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal 5:22-23) I want the Fruit of the Spirit, don’t you? I want to have all the love, joy,

Worries, stress—they can prevent us from seeing God’s handiwork. Problems distort our vision and our ability to hear God. But make no mistake about it—God is at work. When we know that, we’ll keep from despairing. Plus, developing spiritual eyes (faith)