3 Keys of the Wise Men’s Worship

Imagine a big birthday being thrown in your honor. All friends and family will be there with the presents, cake, balloons, and streamers. A few of your friends who are musicians make come songs about. It is being billed as the party of the decade. On the morning of your birthday, you realize that no one invited you. You give […]

We all come to Christmas with different expectations. I heard a story about a little boy who wrote a 12-page letter to Santa requesting toys, video games, and bicycles. When his parents saw this list, they were reasonably upset by the length of the list. His dad was really mad and picked up his son and put him in front […]

Financial Liberty

God has an intended design for many areas of our lives. After visiting a young father in the hospital after having a massive heart attack, I walked away asking myself if this was God’s intended design for this dear brother. The Lord has a design for us to live physically and also financially. In fact, Jesus talked much about money. […]

God’s Intended Purpose

Last week I was driving down the road after dropping my kids off at school when the disc jockey of a local radio station started sharing some shocking statistics. They were so shocking that I found myself dictating them into my phone at a red light. He said that 45% of people have given up taking care of themselves in […]

Lessons from a Kiwi Vine

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. The plane’s two engines failed because of a “bird strike,” an unfortunate scenario in which a flock of birds unexpectedly flies in a plane’s path. […]

Jesus Enters Into Our Mess

A few years ago, an angry man rushed through the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam until he reached Rembrandt’s famous painting “Nightwatch.” Then he took out a knife and slashed it repeatedly before he could be stopped. A short time later, a distraught, hostile man slipped into St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome with a hammer and began to smash Michelangelo’s beautiful […]

Secret Sauce

My wife was away at our women’s retreat recently which means I had a weekend with my four kids. Whenever my wife leaves town we go into survival mode. This mode consists of the bare minimum that needs to get done every day to make sure everyone is alive by the end of the day. It also gives us the […]

Mission: Reach the Lost

There is a story about when JFK visited NASA and saw a janitor mopping up the floor. JFK asked him what his job was at NASA and the gentleman reply was, “I’m helping send a man to the moon.” Talk about understanding the big picture. This janitor understood the idea of teamwork and we are all a part of a […]

Drive Your Stake In!

A man came upon a construction site where three people were working.  He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am building a wall.” As he approached the third, he heard him humming a tune as he worked, and […]

Meeting Your Spouse’s Needs

We all come into marriage with a different perspective. A man at work decided to show his wife how much he loved her, and before going home, showered, shaved, put on some choice cologne, bought her a bouquet of flowers. He went to the front door and knocked. His wife answered the door and exclaimed, “Oh no! This has been […]