Mentoring

What Should Church Be Like?

Every Sunday morning, David leaves his suburban home for a 30-minute trek downtown to pick up John and bring him to church. John sits with his wife, his children, and of course David. And when the service is over, David drives him back home. He does this almost every Sunday. He’s been doing this for fifteen months. People wonder, What should church be like? This, my friends, is what Church should be like. David didn’t…

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Encouragement Mentoring

Hearing God’s Voice

When people ask me how I hear God’s voice most powerfully, I tell them through the Bible. For me, it’s not a powerful speaker or song, but God’s Word. More often than not, I get a heavy sigh, an occasional eye roll, and a sense of defeat from those who ask. I hear pained responses such as, “It’s too hard to understand,” or, “I just don’t see how everything applies to my life.” Trust me…

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Mentoring

My Big, Fat Mouth

I was telling something untruthful about my childhood years ago. What I said was actually a complete fabrication. Man, that sounds so much better than saying I lied, doesn’t it? We dress up lying with some fancy, intelligent-sounding words that don’t sound too bad. We’ve all lied and most of us feel guilty when we do. However, we tend to put stipulations upon lying. We won’t lie on our taxes, to our spouse or at…

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Mentoring

Do You Blame God?

I asked this question on my blog last week:  Do you blame God when bad things happen? The answers ranged from absolutely not, how could I blame a good God to I don’t really blame Him but do get mad at Him sometimes to yeah, I do blame God even though I wish I didn’t. I love that you and I can be real as we walk through life together.  Questioning the unquestionable and over-thinking the simple.  God gave…

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Encouragement Marriage Mentoring

Screaming Toddlers Are Not Sexy

She was mesmerized by him. Just the mere thought of him as she went about her daily routine made her stomach do somersaults.  She could hardly wait until the end of the day so that she could gaze into his dreamy, green eyes. He couldn’t believe that God created such a gorgeous creature for him to love.  She was more that he’d ever dreamed about and quite frankly, he found himself wondering if he was,…

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