Sixteen Years Later …

Sixteen Years Later …

2,996. The number of people who lost their lives that fateful day sixteen years ago, the day the world stopped spinning. For some, it is a day that will haunt them forever. There is a psychological phenomenon known as “flashbulb” memories. It is characterized as...
Take Back Your Priorities

Take Back Your Priorities

Often we are so consumed by our hectic schedules that we become slaves to our planners and our never-ending to-do lists. Between work, meetings, appointments, the kids’ sports schedules, school, and housework there is no time left in the day for the most important...
Even When It’s Dark, God Still Loves Us

Even When It’s Dark, God Still Loves Us

All my life I have struggled with anxiety and depression, feelings of loneliness and feelings of low self-worth. It can be debilitating at times, and often my anxiety and fear consume me. I cry out to God, “Please, help me!” I pray, sometimes literally on my knees,...
With God …

With God …

Proverbs 3:6 tells us “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (NIV). It is not enough to proclaim our faith in the good times without acknowledging God in the bad, to lose faith in the face of heartbreak or tragedy. It is not enough to...
Why VBS?

Why VBS?

Some call it the main event of the summer, the Super Bowl of their ministry, it can be considered the turning point of a Children’s Ministry; for me, I think of it as my World Series. I’m talking about Vacation Bible School or VBS, and it’s a BIG deal! It’s that time...