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 […]

Bitterness will kill your soul

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it […]

Jesus turns death into deliverance

“You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”  (Revelation 5:9b) Nobody watching Jesus bleed out on the cross had a chipper outlook for the future. To be sure, Jesus had told His disciples He would rise again, but their astonishment when He […]

God has prepared a homeland for you

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.  (Hebrews 11:16) For every Christian, there are those times when we see the world as it is and realize that this is not our […]

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights (Or, “How I Found Perspective Because My Son Really Had to Pee”) My son really had to pee. We’d been driving for an hour through a display of brilliant Christmas lights in a neighborhood miles from our home. The Christmas music was turned up, the windows were rolled down, the atmosphere was festive… […]

God created good things for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 4 GOD CREATED GOOD THINGS FOR YOU For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving…  (1 Timothy 4:4) Some see God as a cranky old man who likes to spoil their fun, but this is not the […]

Jesus will welcome you home

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 4 JESUS WILL WELCOME YOU HOME For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who […]

Jesus is your righteousness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 5 JESUS IS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS For our sake [God] made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.  (2 Corinthians 5:21) Only the righteous are accepted by God.  Over and over in Scripture we see this, that […]

Jesus is your living guarantee

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 6 JESUS IS YOUR LIVING GUARANTEE We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with Him […]

Eternal perspective can set you free right now

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 39 ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE CAN SET YOU FREE RIGHT NOW I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse. My heart became hot within me.  As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: “O LORD, make me know […]