Likeness Over Differences

You don’t need to look too hard to find evidence that we are living in a sinful world. Even those of us who are Christians, regularly referred to as saints in New Testament letters, struggle with sin. A quick glance at the headlines or turn on social media quickly...

Wonder

Wonder

Wonder. It’s a concept that seems to come naturally to children. For those of us who are Jesus followers, life should be a constant exploration of wonder. Author Mark Buchanan writes, “God intends the holy life be an odyssey of wonder” (Things Unseen). It’s a concept...

When Anxiety Knocks

When Anxiety Knocks

Matthew 6:25-34 Consider the lilies of the field... When Jesus spoke about anxiety, He taught us that we are called to trust a very generous God. If God clothes the fields with grass and feeds the birds of the air, how much more will He be generous with us, His image...

A Welcomed Guest

A Welcomed Guest

Colossians 3:16 Have you ever stayed as a guest in a home where the people made you feel like an unwelcomed guest? I recently read a story about a pastor who had been asked to preach at a church that was far away from his home, but the congregation could not afford to...

A Theological Sleep Aid

A Theological Sleep Aid

In Colossians 1:15-23, Paul wrote an amazing hymn about the person and work of Christ. Paul wrote that Jesus not only created all things (v. 16), he also stated, “… and in Him all things hold together” (v. 17). What this refers to is the fact that in this...

Where’s the Real Surprise?

Where’s the Real Surprise?

There are surprising texts in the Bible, but one that has to rank toward the top of the list is the first part of Acts 5. It’s shocking to read about two people—even more, two church members—falling dead at the feet of Peter. It seems so antithetical to the portrayal...

Get Ready For Summer!

Get Ready For Summer!

I don’t know about you but I’m already dreading the “What are we going to do today?” question that will inevitably come out of at least one of my children’s mouths every single morning this summer! I start out with really great summer plans…first, the children will go...

What Every Kid Needs

What Every Kid Needs

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Ok, get ready for the tears! I never like when TJ talks about how much time we have left with our children in the home. Jed always says he’s going to live at home and work at Yogurtland...

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