Deli Sandwiches &a...

Deli Sandwiches Recently, I had a student text me and ask if we could meet up.  He had been struggling with negative thoughts and an overwhelming/crippling bout of anxiety.  I could tell he needed a touch from Jesus and someone to just listen.  We grabbed a deli sandwich at the closest...

Today…“This ...

Psalm 118 is an incredible passage of scripture.  It is probably best known for Psalm 118: 24 “This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (NLT).  But just stop and think about the implications of a life lived in the light of this verse.  Seriously. ...

ROOT: Refusing to ...

As we seek to rescue and reach a generation at risk it is imperative that we do not lose those growing up in our midst. Our goal must be that every kid and teenager has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ – firmly rooted in the Bible and Christian worldview; an authentic faith that they...

Learning to Suffer Well

Suffering is one of the topics that most people, including myself, want nothing to do with.  However, there is a great deal that Jesus can teach us through our times of suffering. Here in the US we certainly do not suffer like our early Christian brothers did.  For some, suffering is not getting something we want. For others it is loosing a loved one, and yet others being beaten or abused. There are different levels of suffering with various degrees of pain and hardship. We need to understand that suffering has an important role in our lives. Let’s look at it from my daughter’s perspective. She is twelve years old. I love her with...

Live in Love!

Most days, if not all, I look in a mirror and see my reflection.  If I am completely honest, it is most often in the morning as I get ready for the day.  I spend time getting ready and give myself a final check before heading out into the world.  I like to think that this behavior is pretty...

Embrace the Small ...

As the evening began to wind down, we moved from the dining room into the living room to enjoy some dessert and coffee.  The night had been full of friendship, community, and sharing life over a meal.  It was simply a wonderful time with friends; one like so many others we had shared.  Our...