61. He Is the Bread of Life

You are what you eat! The first time I heard that phrase it was used humorously to describe a fallacious correlation between one’s diet and his or her personality or character. As an example, if someone declared they ate some turkey, one might say, tongue-in-cheek,...

60. What Do You Hunger For?

We aren’t hungry for God because we are satisfied with who we are. We haven’t acquired a good, clear picture of ourselves so that we recognize how empty, self-centered, and unrighteous we really are. The prophet Isaiah did have that encounter. He described...

59. God’s Purpose for Christian Community

“The Christian church is in decline!”  We see this headline everywhere, from the The New York Times to The Atlantic. We’re told about the rise in “nones” particularly within the Millennials and Gen-Xers.  Many of us have grieved over our own sons and daughters walking...

58. Maximizing Our Lives

What is it you most want to do with your life? Some say we can do anything to which we put our minds. I wouldn’t agree with that statement, but I would say that every one of us has the potential to make a big difference in the lives of others. I would also say...

57. Repentance and Pursuit of a Pure Heart

To want something good often requires doing something hard. This certainly applies to keeping a pure heart. Matthew 5:8, the profound, tiny portion of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, promises, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (NIV). It helps...

56. Reigning Emotions

Wow! Our emotions can be a powerful and sometimes volatile influence on our decisions and relationships! Because they are so central and pivotal to how we live our lives, I’d like to highlight the need to gain an understanding of our emotions. This comes as we...