November 23, 2013
Generosity is a matter of the heart. The normal way we think about it generosity doesn’t work. It leaves us empty instead of full. It ends up shrinking our world instead of expanding it. It doesn’t follow the truth of God’s Word:Too often generosity is self-centered. We give what we no longer want. Generosity is […]
November 17, 2013
Debt is a heart issue. That’s why I’ve always said that finances are a spiritual issue as much as prayer is. If we mess up on money it says a lot about what is in our heart. The Bible gives us some wise directions and insight about our hearts that impact money in our lives. […]
November 10, 2013
Today we’re beginning what will be an annual Money Matter$ series. Money Matter$ isn’t about money. It’s about our hearts. The heart of the matter is that it’s a matter of the heart. One day it will be enough. One day I will have enough….How many times have we said that?
November 3, 2013
Will I Ever Measure Up? It has a lot to do with how we feel about ourselves…and how we feel about God…AND how we feel that God feels about us.
October 27, 2013
There is a simple cure for people who doubt God’s love and question God’s grace: to turn to the Bible and examine the kind of people God loves. God is “the God of all grace.” And grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do […]
October 20, 2013
Grace hides in the most unlikely and obscure places. It often takes patience and slowing down to see it. Many times we find grace only when we sift through the mundane details of life. One of the most effective things a counselor will do with a client is a gen-o-gram. It’s a family tree looking at the behavioral history […]
October 13, 2013
Jesus plus anything removes us from the center of the Gospel – there is a part of our human nature that wants to contribute to God’s work – we want to add something to it – we can’t just accept it. We want to improve on God’s love of us. The thing we add, if […]
October 6, 2013
There is more to knowing God than we will ever know. In fact, the longer I walk with the Lord the more I realize that I don’t know about Him. The more I also realize that I must accept without answers. There are also a lot of things that we know about God in our […]
September 29, 2013
The crazy chaos of the lives of parents, it’s hard sometimes to grab the wheel and steer life where you want it to go. Today we’re going to find some keys to parenting from God’s Word.
September 22, 2013
Difficult people. High maintenance relationships. We’ve all got them. As a result of these relationships, you put enormous amounts of thought, emotion and time and only feel frustrated, helpless, fearful, anxious, guilty, confused, angry or a general sense of being out of control. God’s word has some words for us on all of this and […]