Jesus In You!

This morning I had a neat experience. In my prayer time, one thing I was praying about was my frustration with myself–over my own lack of growth in some areas, my continued struggles to break through some spiritual battles, once and for all, etc. As I was praying, I believe the Holy Spirit led meContinue reading “Jesus In You!”

What Are YOU Here For?

Why do YOU exist? Most of us never think about this. We go through our days, our weeks, our months and our years doing pretty much the same thing. We get up, get ready for the day, grab a quick breakfast on the way to work or school, then come home, eat dinner, maybe watchContinue reading “What Are YOU Here For?”

Thirsty?

My buddies and I loved to play basketball in the summer. We’d spend hours at each others’ houses playing in driveways or on backyard courts. We had no other agenda in 7th and 8th grade…before we got jobs…and loved hanging out. After hours playing ball in the summer sun at my friend Rob’s house, we’dContinue reading “Thirsty?”

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,Continue reading “Whatever You Want!”

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 putContinue reading “What is ‘Rest’?”

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 farContinue reading “We’ve All Got a Sickness…and There IS a Cure!”

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 inContinue reading “What Are You After?”

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,Continue reading “Eyes on the Prize”