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 […]

A Liberated Marriage

Your marriage has a unique design and God wants you to know it. Consider that statement. The creator of the heavens and earth has a specific plan for your marriage and He desires that you know what it is so you can live in fullness. God has designed marriage for success. He has given you a spouse that will be […]

God Made Marriage to Succeed

You have a 100% chance of success in marriage. The Lord has a perfect plan for marriage and when we choose to live this plan out, our marriages thrive like a well-watered garden. Every marriage needs ongoing attention like a garden. Weeds need to be pulled, soil needs to be cultivated, and the right amount of sun and rain are […]

6 Keys to Send It Ahead

American people live in the most affluent nation in history. What an amazing statement to ponder!  North American Christians control 70% of the world’s wealth that is in the hands of Christians. Though there are many more Christians in other nations of the world, American Christians have been entrusted to steward 70% of the world’s wealth that is in the […]