What Does Repentance Have To Do With Easter?
EVERYTHING! Repentance is the start of our relationship with Christ (Acts 11:18). It is the bridge to an eternal relationship with
The Second Epistle of James, the Brother of Jesus
The following is a fictional story written by Mike Anderson. I wasn’t there when Jesus was born; he was
The God Who Loves To Bless
One person sneezes and another says, “God bless you.” Someone is diagnosed with a serious illness and we quietly pray, “
The God Who Saves
Isaiah 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news
Possessing the Promise
Being asked recently to write a blog post on God’s provision—the wonderful, gracious, and delicious kind outlined in
Light > Darkness
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention
Christmas, Discipleship Counseling
What are you waiting for?
As the Advent season draws to a close I wanted to reflect on the implication this time has for each
Living Between Two Advents
The Christmas season! For many, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” filled with “tiny tots, with their
A Life of Thankfulness
As I was looking ahead to Thanksgiving and thinking about writing this post I decided I wanted to try to
The Habit of Thankfulness
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer and was told he probably has one to two years of
Healthy Faith, Discipleship Counseling
When It’s Hard to be Thankful
How can I be thankful for the things I don’t like? Often it can be really hard to be
Healthy Faith, Mission and Vision
Preparing the Soil: Church Planting
The fall harvest is done and farmers are gearing up for the cold Minnesota winter. It might feel out of
Choosing to Endure
Endurance is an important part of any Christian’s life. To endure is to persist and hold our ground when
Endurance: Running Hard After God
When I hear the word endurance I think of an intense athlete or soldier. Someone who is extremely fit and
Hang In There!
Recently my wife and I were on a five hour red eye flight. It was the end of a ten
Idolizing the Fear of Loss
Fear is uncomfortable at best and unhealthy at worst, but it’s something we all face. The majority of people
Idleness and Idolatry
As wife and mother with a career that demands 40+ hours a week, my days can be full to the brim.
Idolatry, Discipleship Counseling
What is Idolatry?
Golden calves and false gods If you’re like me you don’t normally spend your day thinking about idolatry.