January 15, 2020

And Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.  Luke 2:52

How do you grow wisdom or stature?  How do you grow in favor with God and man?

I can't just put up a growth marker inside my closet and take monthly measurements to show increase in wisdom,...

November 20, 2019

Remember when you got in trouble as a child?  Your parent said something like, “Do you remember what I told you?  Why didn’t you do it?”

Our childish minds went into overdrive to answer the question with anything that we thought would get us out of trouble.   But i...

November 13, 2019

 

Worry is a pesky intruder that threatens to undermine everything God wants us to enjoy.  Worry shows up when we are out of control, fearful, doubting ourselves or someone else, or view the fuzzy unknown without holding onto God’s hand.

We often treat worry as a necessa...

November 6, 2019

Playing with I can’t is as dangerous as playing with fire.  Can’t rehearses the wrong information.  Can’t often sets up false boundaries. Can’t paralyzes, shortchanges, and destroys possibility.

Jesus encountered a person who lived with I can’t too long (John 5:1-9) Jes...

October 30, 2019

What Jesus does when you ask for His anything is more than you could think to ask. Find new hope in the sweet surrender to His unbounded resources and unfailing love.

October 23, 2019

Come with me to the edge of Jericho where Jesus had attracted a large crowd again.  Most don’t see the furrowed brows of Jesus.  He is just a few days away from Jerusalem and the week that will change history forever.

Two blind men are sitting beside the road, thei...

October 16, 2019

Doubt can swarm like bees who have been disturbed.  Doubt can tie us up in ways that make it difficult to move forward.  Doubt unsettles. 

Where does doubt take you by the throat and strangle you? What can you do with it?

Let me take you to another boat and sto...

October 9, 2019

Jesus asked questions. 

He asked them of his listeners, his debaters, his disciples.  They weren’t detours or delay tactics. They were issue oriented.  They went to the core of some misunderstanding or need.  They gave an opportunity to take a new step of growth and bel...

October 2, 2019

Do you remember why we looked at key verses through Philippians?

This was an exercise to take one to two verses that we could “listen” to for a week.  I wanted you to see what happens when we  consciously listening.  If you did that for yourself, whatever I added was ex...

September 25, 2019

 Finally . . . rejoice in the Lord! . . . it is a safeguard for you. (Philippians 3:1)

Take another look at joy, Paul says. What is it we haven’t understood?  What makes us ho-hum it away, treating it like a good thing, if it happens?

If it happens? Paul would stare at u...

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