Reflecting the Son!

In the gospel of John, chapter eight, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” but in Matthew chapter five he told his followers that THEY were the light of the world.  To me, the best way to reconcile these two Scriptures is to simply observe the moon on a clear night.  The moon … More Reflecting the Son!

Are you coasting?

 Do you have any intentional plans to grow this year?  A few years ago I saw a quote on the preacher’s door at my home church, that said, “If you are not growing, then you are coasting.  And if you are coasting, you’re going downhill” One of the major purposes of the Church is to … More Are you coasting?

Follow me!

I know many who struggle to find their life’s calling.  I have found the following seven questions helpful when it comes to discerning the calling of God: Am I living out my primary calling to God himself? Calling can be a very mysterious concept for some. In a general way, the Bible describes the life … More Follow me!

Old and New Treasures

In Matthew 21, Jesus reminded the Jewish leaders that God had ordained praise from children and infants (Matthew 21:14–16), and by extension this includes youth as well. The children and youth in our churches have been ordained by God to worship him—and to eventually become leaders in the Church. Older generations must come to grips … More Old and New Treasures

Can I sit here?

Life is too short to spend it only with people your own age.  Intergenerational relationships can be some of the most rewarding in life, but crossing the generation gap takes courage. I deal with this divide every time I walk into the cafeteria of the university where I teach. In that moment, I have to … More Can I sit here?

Listen and Learn

Other-focused people are great listeners.  Listeners can be selective, attentive, or empathic. When we listen selectively, we focus only partially on others, hearing only part of what they say—often only the parts we want to hear. When we listen attentively, we pay attention to the other person and probably will remember what he or she … More Listen and Learn