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Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Are you struggling with fear today? Is it the pandemic, a job, food, something else? Are you seeing the size of your worries and not the size of your Savior? I think I can point you in a direction that might help you right-size your fear. I’d like to start with a long...

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

  Full disclosure: You can’t memorize Scripture by accident; it does take effort. But if you put these following steps into practice, you will discover that it’s a lot easier than you think. These are the steps that I use to memorize Scripture, so I know they work and...

Four Common Excuses for Not Implementing a Cancer Prevention Plan

Four Common Excuses for Not Implementing a Cancer Prevention Plan

In 1930, the cancer rates in the US were one in 30. Today, the rates have increased to one in every two men and one in every three women. Years ago, the American Cancer Society blamed genetics, but today they know better. Research clearly shows that lifestyle is the...

Barriers to Inclusion

Barriers to Inclusion

As a pastor who is learning to navigate life with my own autism diagnosis as well as lead a church, I am often asked by special-needs families how to find a church that can help meet their spiritual needs. What are some of the ways that families can determine if the...

Lead from the Strength of Your Home

Lead from the Strength of Your Home

I remember one evening many years ago, in a season when all my kids were little, they all had a massive meltdown at the dinner table. No joke, all four were melting down. Steve and I looked at each other across the table and knew something had to change. Steve had...

4 Ways Senior Church Members Can Stay Fit

4 Ways Senior Church Members Can Stay Fit

It is important for seniors to stay fit, but they often feel intimidated by the younger crowds at the gyms and fitness centers. Seniors who are active in their churches, however, can take advantage of the welcoming atmosphere of the church and begin fitness and...

Passing on the Worship of God to Your Children

Passing on the Worship of God to Your Children

What is the nature of worshiping God? In 1920 a famous strongman known as Kid Dundee lifted a barbell that weighed 1,454 kilograms (about 3,200 pounds) – roughly the same weight as the original Volkswagen Beetle with passengers! How would you have reacted if you had...

One of My Best Defenses Against Depression

One of My Best Defenses Against Depression

Down in the pit of depression, we struggle to see that far. We can’t feel the warmth of God’s love in that icy place. We have no assurance that God’s even there. I get that low sometimes. I’ve believed and loved God for most of my life, and I write about Him all the...

Talking About Abortion from the Pulpit

Talking About Abortion from the Pulpit

Working in the pro-life movement, I hear many stories of women that have experienced an abortion struggle with shame and regret silently in our churches. Lifeway Research published that 36% of women were attending a Christian church once a month or more when they made...

Five Ways to Encounter God in the Ordinary Rhythms of Your Life

Five Ways to Encounter God in the Ordinary Rhythms of Your Life

I just don’t feel God’s presence in my life. For pastors, counselors, and others in ministry leadership, this is one of those common refrains heard on a regular basis. And yet it’s amazing how a simple phrase can indicate such a deep sense of crisis. In our churches,...

Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Max Lucado: Give Your Fears to the Father

Are you struggling with fear today? Is it the pandemic, a job, food, something else? Are you seeing the size of your worries and not the size of your Savior? I think I can point you in a direction that might help you right-size your fear. I’d like to start with a long...

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

How to Memorize Scripture by Accident

  Full disclosure: You can’t memorize Scripture by accident; it does take effort. But if you put these following steps into practice, you will discover that it’s a lot easier than you think. These are the steps that I use to memorize Scripture, so I know they work and...

Four Common Excuses for Not Implementing a Cancer Prevention Plan

Four Common Excuses for Not Implementing a Cancer Prevention Plan

In 1930, the cancer rates in the US were one in 30. Today, the rates have increased to one in every two men and one in every three women. Years ago, the American Cancer Society blamed genetics, but today they know better. Research clearly shows that lifestyle is the...

Barriers to Inclusion

Barriers to Inclusion

As a pastor who is learning to navigate life with my own autism diagnosis as well as lead a church, I am often asked by special-needs families how to find a church that can help meet their spiritual needs. What are some of the ways that families can determine if the...

Lead from the Strength of Your Home

Lead from the Strength of Your Home

I remember one evening many years ago, in a season when all my kids were little, they all had a massive meltdown at the dinner table. No joke, all four were melting down. Steve and I looked at each other across the table and knew something had to change. Steve had...

4 Ways Senior Church Members Can Stay Fit

4 Ways Senior Church Members Can Stay Fit

It is important for seniors to stay fit, but they often feel intimidated by the younger crowds at the gyms and fitness centers. Seniors who are active in their churches, however, can take advantage of the welcoming atmosphere of the church and begin fitness and...

Passing on the Worship of God to Your Children

Passing on the Worship of God to Your Children

What is the nature of worshiping God? In 1920 a famous strongman known as Kid Dundee lifted a barbell that weighed 1,454 kilograms (about 3,200 pounds) – roughly the same weight as the original Volkswagen Beetle with passengers! How would you have reacted if you had...

One of My Best Defenses Against Depression

One of My Best Defenses Against Depression

Down in the pit of depression, we struggle to see that far. We can’t feel the warmth of God’s love in that icy place. We have no assurance that God’s even there. I get that low sometimes. I’ve believed and loved God for most of my life, and I write about Him all the...

Talking About Abortion from the Pulpit

Talking About Abortion from the Pulpit

Working in the pro-life movement, I hear many stories of women that have experienced an abortion struggle with shame and regret silently in our churches. Lifeway Research published that 36% of women were attending a Christian church once a month or more when they made...

Five Ways to Encounter God in the Ordinary Rhythms of Your Life

Five Ways to Encounter God in the Ordinary Rhythms of Your Life

I just don’t feel God’s presence in my life. For pastors, counselors, and others in ministry leadership, this is one of those common refrains heard on a regular basis. And yet it’s amazing how a simple phrase can indicate such a deep sense of crisis. In our churches,...

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