Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.Anne Morrow Lindbergh, famous aviator and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh As we release our second Life+ podcast of the year, we pray it will spark good conversation in our homes and stir us all to recognize and experience God’s goodness... Continue Reading →
Having a Plan
When I was younger I was always told “the older you get, the faster time goes.” Now older, I find few things in life to be as true as that statement. I have come to realize that my greatest gift in life is time. Every second we have on this earth is an unearned gift! ... Continue Reading →
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
Why are we so busy? Better yet, why do we pride ourselves on being so busy? Our culture has created a reality in which we are almost looked down upon if we are not busy. These questions hit on the important reminder that we are human beings not human doings. Yet, we have structured our... Continue Reading →
Parents, We Are The Problem!
An awful lot of children born in 2007, turning ten years old as this book is published, have been competing with their parents’ screens their entire life.Andy Crouch, The Tech-Wise Family As we consider today's teenager in a world driven by "smart" devices, there is a strong tendency to critique their use of technology. I... Continue Reading →
I recently spent time with a group of students discussing the idea of identity and significance. We watched a video on this topic by Pastor Tim Keller.
Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.John Maxwell / In many ways, hope is the great equalizer of all humanity. We all seek to place our hope in something. The challenge is not in hoping, rather it is finding the right things upon which to place our hope. ... Continue Reading →
This World: Battlefield or Playground?
I recently read The Best of A.W. Tozer. There was one chapter that stuck out to me. It was simply titled, “This World: Playground or Battlefield?” Although only three pages, it asks a profound question about how we each approach the life we have been given on earth: Do we view the world as our... Continue Reading →
Warriors and Arrows
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with the opponents in court.” Psalm 127:4-5 To say that parenting is challenging may... Continue Reading →