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Leading toward Unity in a Culture of Outrage

Leading toward Unity in a Culture of Outrage

Outrage. Perhaps no other word better captures the spirit of our times, the wildfire in society that keeps roaring back with more and more fuel. It can deplete all our energy for quieter work, draw us away from the still small voice of God, and seem impossible to...

How You Can Read and Understand the Bible

How You Can Read and Understand the Bible

THE BIBLE REMAINS the bestselling book of all time. You may well have one hidden away somewhere in your house yourself. But while the Bible continues to sell incredibly well, it is often not read. In many cases, this is not for lack of trying. Begin at the beginning—...

Lessons of the Lockdown

Lessons of the Lockdown

The term "lockdown," is now associated with the attempt to slow or stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The virus is real, the risks are real, and the lessons learned from the lockdowns are real.   Some of the lessons learned were intended, others were not.  There...

All In for America’s Kids – Part 2

All In for America’s Kids – Part 2

The ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION Challenge: The Goal and Strategies for Serving Waiting Kids Today there are over 125,000 youth in the foster care system.  Many have never known the security of a loving home and often must wait for over three years for permanency. While...

Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Is there anything that has not been written about biblical manhood? Books, articles, and videos abound with calls for men to demonstrate character, integrity, authenticity, and especially “servant leadership.” In an attempt to not write what has already been written...

Treasures in Darkness 

Treasures in Darkness 

A rock collector named Robert Cutshaw once found a rock he described as “big and pretty.” He tried to sell it, and when that failed, he kept the rock under his bed in the dark. Rob guessed the blue chunk of rock could bring as much as $500, but he would have taken...

The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising

The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising

When we first moved to the Fixer Upper Farm, it was a bit of an eyesore. Weeds six feet tall. Broken windows. Snakes swimming in the broken-down pool. And so many bushes that needed to be trimmed way back. We have girls. And girls are great and can do anything; I’m a...

Walking in God’s Known Will

Walking in God’s Known Will

I remember having a conversation with a pastor from my home church a few years ago. We were discussing the idea of living with purpose. The phrase “living with purpose,” or “walking out your purpose,” is one that I hear often in women’s ministry.  Finding their...

The Call to Radiance

The Call to Radiance

In Matthew 5, Jesus steps on a mount and begins to teach. His prophetic words are drenched in love and wrapped in vision. It was a sermon unlike any other that has now found its home in what we call the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5–7). In it, Jesus shares his dreams for...

Leading toward Unity in a Culture of Outrage

Leading toward Unity in a Culture of Outrage

Outrage. Perhaps no other word better captures the spirit of our times, the wildfire in society that keeps roaring back with more and more fuel. It can deplete all our energy for quieter work, draw us away from the still small voice of God, and seem impossible to...

How You Can Read and Understand the Bible

How You Can Read and Understand the Bible

THE BIBLE REMAINS the bestselling book of all time. You may well have one hidden away somewhere in your house yourself. But while the Bible continues to sell incredibly well, it is often not read. In many cases, this is not for lack of trying. Begin at the beginning—...

Lessons of the Lockdown

Lessons of the Lockdown

The term "lockdown," is now associated with the attempt to slow or stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The virus is real, the risks are real, and the lessons learned from the lockdowns are real.   Some of the lessons learned were intended, others were not.  There...

All In for America’s Kids – Part 2

All In for America’s Kids – Part 2

The ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION Challenge: The Goal and Strategies for Serving Waiting Kids Today there are over 125,000 youth in the foster care system.  Many have never known the security of a loving home and often must wait for over three years for permanency. While...

Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Is there anything that has not been written about biblical manhood? Books, articles, and videos abound with calls for men to demonstrate character, integrity, authenticity, and especially “servant leadership.” In an attempt to not write what has already been written...

Treasures in Darkness 

Treasures in Darkness 

A rock collector named Robert Cutshaw once found a rock he described as “big and pretty.” He tried to sell it, and when that failed, he kept the rock under his bed in the dark. Rob guessed the blue chunk of rock could bring as much as $500, but he would have taken...

The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising

The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising

When we first moved to the Fixer Upper Farm, it was a bit of an eyesore. Weeds six feet tall. Broken windows. Snakes swimming in the broken-down pool. And so many bushes that needed to be trimmed way back. We have girls. And girls are great and can do anything; I’m a...

Walking in God’s Known Will

Walking in God’s Known Will

I remember having a conversation with a pastor from my home church a few years ago. We were discussing the idea of living with purpose. The phrase “living with purpose,” or “walking out your purpose,” is one that I hear often in women’s ministry.  Finding their...

The Call to Radiance

The Call to Radiance

In Matthew 5, Jesus steps on a mount and begins to teach. His prophetic words are drenched in love and wrapped in vision. It was a sermon unlike any other that has now found its home in what we call the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5–7). In it, Jesus shares his dreams for...

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