What “Frozen 2” Taught Me About Building a Successful Life and Business

My daughter is 3 and she LOVES all things “Frozen” so naturally, I’ve seen “Frozen 2” about 4,832 times. But something hit me the other day that is SUCH a powerful growth lesson that I had to share it. In the opening section of the movie, Queen Elsa hears a mysterious voice and responds like […]

Is it Really Love?

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Love is a word our culture loves to throw around without definition. We use it in a way that seems to say the essence of love is “always be nice to me and never tell me anything that […]

A Legacy of Faith

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I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure, dwells in you as well.  For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For […]

Nightmares [An Encouraging Word]

It was 4am when my son’s little hand rapped loudly on our bedroom door. The “shave-and-a-haircut, two bits” pattern I taught him echoed through the caverns of my subconscious mind, dragging me up from a deep, clear sleep into the  groggy fog of a much-too-early morning. “Come in” I moaned, loud enough for him to hear through […]

Jesus will surely hold you up

[Jesus] is the radiance of the glory of God, and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.  (Hebrews 1:3a) From starfish to stars, goldfish to galaxies, Jesus holds the universe together.  He is both Creator and sustainer of all things, and nothing slips by His […]

Thoughts on working through a miscarriage

It was a Tuesday night around 9pm. The doctor strode in to our room at the ER and announced to my wife and me, “I’m sorry, you’ve had a miscarriage.” Heather had already known; she had felt it in her body and her heart. I was holding on to hope, not wanting to believe, but […]

The Holy Spirit is your boldness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 14 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS YOUR BOLDNESS But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.  But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on […]

The presence of Jesus is the power you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 4 THE PRESENCE OF JESUS IS THE POWER YOU NEED Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished.  And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.  (Acts 4:13) In the span of just two […]

Jesus rolled away your stone

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 16 JESUS ROLLED AWAY YOUR STONE And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And […]

God will keep His word

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 12 GOD WILL KEEP HIS WORD May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now […]