Honest Worship, Honest Life

A.W. Tozer once said, “Christians don’t tell lies – they go to church and sing them.” Like you, the phrase caught me off guard. But when given to deeper thought, I realized it was true. Let’s start with the basics. A popular verse found in many Christian songs is, “I lift my hands and IContinue reading “Honest Worship, Honest Life”

Our Full Potential

Sarabeth and I watched Adam Sandler’s Mr. Deeds last night. I (reluctantly) admit it’s one of the funnier movies in our small comedy collection. Watching it, I kept thinking, What happened, Adam? As goofy as his movies are, we actually enjoy a small handful of his older ones. Several years ago, he took a detour from his usualContinue reading “Our Full Potential”

Don’t Go to Church on Easter

Easter is just one week away. Have you invited anybody to church? Easter is a time for believers to gather together and celebrate the Lord’s resurrection from the grave and our redemption through Him. But it is NOT an exclusive holiday. When Christ returns a second time, it’s not going to be done in secret,Continue reading “Don’t Go to Church on Easter”

Always Wreckin’ It

Poor Ralph. He just wants to be one of the good guys for once. He’s tired of his big, clumsy fists, tired of always hurting people, tired of wrecking everything. Peter would have liked Ralph. Peter’s problem didn’t lie in his fists, but in his mouth. Always spouting off an irrational answer, making promises heContinue reading “Always Wreckin’ It”

5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that if you feel like you ought to make a resolution this year, then that probably means you need to make a resolution. But the word resolution is overused and not as heavy as a word I am going to propose in its stead for this post. This year, I plan onContinue reading “5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions”

Moving Forward

Post Christmas blues. December 26th – the most depressing day of the year. I’m sure Ebenezer Scrooge once had this day marked on his calendar with smiley faces and highlights while the rest of the world cried boo-hoo-hoo like the Grinch wanted to hear from Whoville. The wrapping paper is torn and thrown out, theContinue reading “Moving Forward”