What are you going through today? What is going through you? We are studying Philippians with the precious ladies of my @NCCSEagles 10th grade small group this year and we discussed this passage yesterday AND then it came up in my daily Bible reading today. That’s not ever a coincidence.Continue Reading

Our choices led to sin. Our sin led to separation between us and God. God didn’t want to be separated from us, so He sent His one and only Son to pay the debt for our sin through His death on the cross. Jesus rose from the dead three daysContinue Reading

1 Samuel 16:7 points me to the reason I love working with high school students. There is always so much more going on than you can see. God is working on us and so many of those changes have to happen from the inside out…and they take time. Sometimes theContinue Reading

God is not an unknown God or a God who is unapproachable. He is not the wizard behind the curtain. That was a popular view in Athens, which was the heart of thinking and reasoning in ancient days. This passage in Acts 17 tells us first who God is…and thenContinue Reading

Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home Through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin should be required reading for all parents. I have already purchased several extra copies of this book to give friends as baby gifts or for milestone celebrations. Someone wise once said that “your familyContinue Reading

Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile was a great read right at the start of Advent. As we focus on the gift of the manger, we realize that the birth of Christ was always ultimately leading to the death of Christ on theContinue Reading

From Piper’s prayer at the end “Grant us capacities of outrage at our own belittling of your glory.  Open the eyes of our hearts to see and savor the beauty of Christ.  Incline our hearts to your word, your Son, and your way.  Fill us with compassionate courage.  And makeContinue Reading