Getting in the Habit

Getting back in the habit is not as easy as it sounds. Maybe you’ve experienced that in the past. As we lose those good habits that we love and value there’s good chance that we want to go back to them and regain the good habits that we were in. …

Out of the Habit

Habits, like most things, can be either really good or really nasty.  Good habits can be things that keep us going even when our will power is gone. Or bad habits can be something that we can’t stand about ourselves and we want to change. While quitting bad habits is …

God is Gracious – So I Don’t Have to Prove Myself

This is the last of the 4G’s, truths that we can hold on to when we’re faced with our sin. If you missed some of the others go back and take a look at how God is Great, God is Glorious, and God is Good. God is Gracious – So …

God is Good – So I Don’t Have to Look Elsewhere for Satisfaction

Do you believe that God is not good enough for you? Or that what He provides for you isn’t enough? Of course not (or at least that’s what I’m assuming you’re thinking as you read that). We know that God is good enough for us and what He has for …

God is Glorious – So I Don’t Have to Fear Others

Fear can be a gripping emotion. Sometimes it’s rational. If you’re hiking in the California woodlands and a wildfire pops up surrounding you, that’s a rational fear. If you’re afraid to go to California because you might be trapped in a wildfire, that’s an irrational fear. Most fears are irrational. …

God is Great – So I Don’t Have to Be in Control

Wow! What a week watching God do His thing. As I stated in the past blog post “Which Way Do You Lean?”, I was leaning on my own understanding instead of God’s. In other words, I was trying to be in control. I realized the futility in this and the …

Which Way Do You Lean?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 It’s hard to say how many times I’ve tried going my own way instead of God’s. I’m sure it gets …

Looking Back

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you’ll quickly catch on that I’m not one to look backward. I want to look forward. I want to see what God is doing on the horizon. But there is a healthy and appropriate way to look back in order to remember what …

Living Out of Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope and pray that you have a meaningful Christmas season. Let the Christmas story and impact of Jesus Christ coming in the flesh grip you this year and shape your Christmas experience. That’s tough though isn’t it. We get wrapped up (pun intended) in all of the …

Advent: A Season of Love

I remember many Christmases ago, when I was in High School, that I would seek out the mistletoe. More in particular I would seek out one particular girl who I wanted to date and hope that I might catch her under the mistletoe. Alas, it never panned out. It probably …