Don’t Sleep Through Christmas!

Christmas is a busy time of year! In our culture, many celebrate Christ-mas–the coming of the Christ (Messiah) by filling our schedules with activities and traditions. Many of these are rich, beautiful moments and produce lasting memories. The pace and pressure, however, can be overwhelming, and it can tire us out! On Christmas morning, after […]

Whatever You Want!

The 1980’s hit movie, The Princess Bride has made a bit of a comeback. In this movie, ‘Westley’ (the Farm Boy) loves ‘Buttercup’ (the Princess), and he shows her by doing whatever she wants, and using the key phrase, “As You Wish”. Whatever Buttercup wants, Wesley does…and it’s a great story! However, when a person–say, […]

What is ‘Rest’?

This past Sunday here at Kalamazoo Community Church, Pastor Jeff challenged me. I’m not sure he intended to, but he did. He brought up an idea that is foreign to our culture, our way of life…and my own lifestyle. The idea: Rest. He said that the ‘Sabbath’–a day of rest…is commanded by God. It’s put […]

We’ve All Got a Sickness…and There IS a Cure!

There are no shortage of disturbing things in our world today. But none are more disturbing than man’s ability to be cruel to fellow man, and the willingness of many to be vessels of evil toward others. The Las Vegas shooter killed 58 people, and injured hundreds. Chicago, Illinois has seen over 560 murders–so far […]

What Are You After?

Do you know that everything you do…literally everything…has a reason behind it? Think about it: Every single thing you choose to do has a reason–a ‘Why’. Everything from eating your breakfast, brushing your teeth and getting dressed in morning (so that you can be ready to engage your day) to paying bills, putting gas in […]

Eyes on the Prize

There are many things we get ‘worked up’ about in this world. Politics. Sports. Religion. Taxes. The NFL and the National Anthem. So, here’s a question for you: As a Christ follower, how do I know what I’m ‘supposed’ to get ‘worked up’ about, and what I should let go? This is a serious question, […]

You ARE Leaving a Legacy…You’re Living It!

Have you ever considered what kind of ‘legacy’ you’re living? I said that correctly…What ‘legacy’ are you LIVING? The reality is that most of us don’t think about the ‘legacy’ we’re leaving until we leave a job, retire, until our kids grow up and move away, or until someone dear to us dies. And because […]