Performance vs. Grace

Performance vs. Grace

During high school and college, basketball was one of my top priorities. I worked hard at it, and I loved playing. The problem was that my identity and personal value was often wrapped up in my performance on the court. If I played well, I felt valuable. If I did not,...

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How is Your Peace?

How is Your Peace?

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14) Peace is one of the most beloved themes of Christmas. I remember often experiencing a few moments of Christmas peace while sitting in our living room on Christmas morning. All the...

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In All Things…Really?

In All Things…Really?

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Seriously, does God really expect me to give thanks in all circumstances? This is a fair question and deserves an answer. Rarely can we find a...

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Can we Really Change?

Can we Really Change?

As believers, we all know that we will one day be changed in a moment (1 Cor. 15:52) and we will finally be like Jesus. Rarely, however, do we experience noticeable change now - true change that our spouses and families notice. One of the most difficult roadblocks to...

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Is Anyone Wise?

Is Anyone Wise?

“Our world has more and more information, but less and less wisdom. More data; less clarity. More stimulation; less synthesis. More distraction; less stillness. More pontificating; less pondering. More opinion; less research. More speaking; less listening. More to...

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