BUILDING GRATITUDE

The Best 5-Minutes of Any Person's Day

A few years after my father died, I went on a one-month sabbatical. I drove from Texas to California and back, stopping along the way to take in the beauty of the land and to reflect on my life. It was a great experience in some ways. In others, it was difficult.   Finding Joy […]

Staying Strong

HIS KINGDOM OR MINE?

Four Characteristics of the Jesus Kingdom

Dividing the world into good and evil is a seductive temptation. Christians are tempted to create a false “us/them” worldview and then commence to work ruthlessly toward eliminating “them” and building a utopian “Christian” world with just “us.” It begs the questions: What kind of Kingdom did Jesus come to build?   Jesus’ Greatest Temptation […]

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JOCHEBED: COURAGEOUS LOVE

To The Mom Who Has Placed Her Baby for Adoption

There is nothing more courageous than choosing to sacrifice your own heart for the one you love. Jochebed, the mother of Moses, is a tribute to every mother who has made the difficult choice to place her baby for adoption in the hopes of giving him or her a better life, or any life at […]

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