Usually “pull” not “poof!”

Usually “pull” not “poof!”

A few weekends ago I talked about how, according to Jesus, our words reveal what is in our hearts. I had lots of interesting responses from folks who were courageous enough to listen to their words for a week because, as they did, they made surprising...
Obstacles in getting to Jesus

Obstacles in getting to Jesus

Jesus is always accessible. How else can we interpret His words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” And if we are honest, we have to acknowledge that we are all weary and burdened so the invitation is to all of...
Seeing your heart with my ears

Seeing your heart with my ears

I spend a lot of time listening.   While there are a number of good reasons for doing so much listening, one really jumps to the forefront: when I focus on listening and give great attention to a person’s words, I can pretty well tell what is...
I never knew that before.

I never knew that before.

There is a simple phrase that I’ve heard many times over the years of ministry. It is a phrase that seems both obvious and not very profound. But I recall three times when the Lord shared this truth, and it was personalized by the people hearing it, so it became life...
Before they see me…

Before they see me…

Have you ever observed someone who has the potential to land their dream job at the end of just one more interview – but unexpectedly cancels the interview? Or someone who is in what seems to be a great relationship – and then breaks up for no apparent reason? ...
God in the middle …

God in the middle …

New day, new week! Up to a little challenge? Here it is: Let’s try for the next week, in virtually every situation we encounter, to ask the question, “Where is God in the middle of this?”  I guess it is human nature (the...
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