Sitting beside someone’s death bed is always an honest moment. They are taking stock of their life: the moments of joy, the conversations and days they wish they could have back, and everything in between. They will rarely tell you of how they wished they could go back and work longer hours or watch more … Read moreOrder or Chaos: Prioritize Family
The world we live in rebels against order and authority. We think if we place ourselves under authority, then we are giving up our identity and our freedom. However, the kingdom of God does not work this way. We find our true identity and the greatest freedom when we willingly place ourselves under God’s authority. … Read moreOrder or Chaos: Priority
Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden plunged all of creation into chaos and darkness. All of the systems were disrupted and mankind lost his authority over the earth. This darkness is easy to point out in certain places: the media, poverty and hunger, disease and war. However, all of these things are … Read moreOrder or Chaos: Rescued From Darkness
Chaos has been around since the beginning of time Chapter one of Genesis tells the story of God creating the heavens and the earth, and everything in them. The second verse says that the earth was “formless and void.” This means that the world was in a state of chaos and turmoil. So, God intervened. … Read moreOrder or Chaos: How Do You Live?
The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery. Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain. Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life. People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc. We think if we can just get away … Read moreEternal Freedom or Temporary Relief?
Have you ever thought about what you value? All of us know somebody who has spent what seems like an outrageous amount of money on something ridiculous. People buy boats, guns, art, historical pieces, custom made instruments, etc. because those items are of great value to them. We would never spend what they spend on … Read moreUnderstanding Value
Freedom was God’s original intent for mankind. We were created to live in freedom, experiencing His love and exercising our authority over the earth. God didn’t fashion us to live under the power of sin and condemnation. However, Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden put all of mankind under that power. God … Read moreLive a Life of Freedom
Patriotism seems to be on the decline in the United States today. Tearing down America has become something of a verbal sport, where the people who find clever and unique ways to insult our nation, its leaders and its people, are rewarded with attention and waves of agreement. The 24 hour news cycle seems to … Read morePatriotism and Hope for Our Nation
There’s no question that all of us want to live an abundant life. Nobody would say no to having a better marriage, a more fulfilling job, the ability to be more generous and feel satisfied with their life. Every person on the planet wants a life like that – an abundant life. The most difficult … Read moreThe Abundant Life: The Starting Place of Abundance
Living an abundant life shouldn’t just be a dream or a goal; it’s God’s plan for our lives. God does not randomly hand out blessing and cursing. When you were born God did not say, “I’ve given everyone else a good plan with hope and a future, but it’s going to be different for this … Read moreThe Abundant Life: God’s Plan