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Jesus Cares About Your Joy

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These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. —John 15:11 Last words matter. When someone dies, we often think back to our final conversation, remembering and reflecting on what we said to each other. I hope my final words will be full […]

A Distracted and Disenchanted Day in the Life

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“We have drawn important boundaries for the encroachment of technology into our lives to preserve our family and attention spans, but that does not mean we’ve managed to save time for reflection.” The beauty of using my iPhone as my alarm clock is that when I reach over to turn it off I’m only a […]

When God is Good

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God tells us His thoughts and ways are above us, so far above both our thoughts of how life should work and our ways of responding to life’s challenges that how He operates is “far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55: 8 NLT). And yet our ubiquitous attitude of entitlement is inclined to reduce […]

Becoming Resilient

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You’ve been through a tough season of pain. You’re finally beginning to heal and discover hope again. You feel like you’re beginning to understand the meaning of the word, Resilient. You are bouncing back from the unthinkable, but you still crave something more. What is that you crave? Purpose. You read of heroes of old. […]

The Thinkers

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As a baby boomer, enough of the 1960s rubbed off on me to make me willing to question everything. I still believe there are absolutes, however, no matter how politically incorrect that may be, the cataclysm of the Sixties started long before. You could say it began with early man. A survey of what our […]

Looking at the Life of Charles Simeon

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One of 12 Faithful Men The Salvation & Struggles that Shaped a Living Legacy Charles Simeon was the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge, England as well as a fellow at King’s College Cambridge, from 1783 to 1836. Simeon was a well known As a model Bible expositor As an advocate for overseas missions […]

Kept by God! from What??

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A look at the letter of Jude   Too often we hear of another pastor falling, another story of moral failure. I wonder how many similar stories remain untold from among the hundreds of thousands who attend church every Sunday. How many teens in good youth groups contemplate suicide, an escape from the intolerable pain […]

One Month to Live: Our Example

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Your time on earth is limited. No matter how much this idea makes you squirm, it’s a fact. No matter who you are, how young or old, what measure of success you’ve attained, or where you live, mortality remains the great equalizer. With each tick of the clock, a moment of your life is behind […]

Daybreak Devotions – Believe

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“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:18 NIV) Where were you born? Why were you born there? Did you get a map, a tour book, or do a Google search for […]
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