What are you thankful for in 2020? I’ve been thinking about that a little during this Thanksgiving season, how ‘bout you? If I asked you to come up with a list of things you are thankful for, what would you say? Most of us would be able to reel off a list pretty quickly… family, friends, food, freedom… (got an alliteration going!). Add to that a nice home, education, opportunity. Yes, we enjoy so many blessings. Have you paused to thank God for all His many blessings i
What does Jesus really want from those who choose to follow Him? If you are a Believer, how would you answer that? If you said to take a look at what Jesus taught at the start of His Sermon on the Mount, that would be a great answer! In the Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5, Jesus offers some pretty intensive discipleship training. He tells us we will be blessed when we exhibit these vital characteristics as His disciples. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righte
Are you feeling blessed or stressed these days? A lot of people are still reeling from the effects of what has been a chaotic year. How do you define blessed? Most of us would say we are blessed when things are going our way, when life is good… good job, good marriage, good kids, good health, good neighbors… When life is good, we feel blessed. In other words, we feel blessed when we are physically and relationally prosperous. And in many ways, God absolutely blesses us i
It is the day after the election, so you are either feeling really happy or sorely disappointed… or maybe you don’t know what to think or feel yet. As I write this on Monday, I’m not sure what will happen in this election cycle; but no matter how this election turns out, one thing I am absolutely sure about is that my God remains in control and that He will not abandon me or you as Believers! Chuck Colson famously wrote: “The Kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One.