Listening Skills. It’s a core pillar we teach our kids. It’s one of the fundamental elements we look for in a great leader or employee. We tend to tout our own abilities to hear and know what our family, our clients, or our friends need-sometimes even before they ask. Ironically, as a parent, I’ve been… Continue reading Listening Skills
At some point, we’ll each reach a breaking point. Maybe our breaking point is caused from a job loss, a divorce, a diagnosis, or the loss of a dream; but whatever the cause, how we choose to fill those broken places is important. Eventually in our brokenness, we’ll begin to pick up the shattered… Continue reading Filling My Broken Places
I often hear Christians (myself included) quote Ephesians 3:20: “Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” It’s a great verse of encouragement when I’m walking through a stormy season. During these hard times I find it’s… Continue reading Is God Enough?
I recently listened to a sermon on John 5:1-18. This is the story of the lame man that has been lying by the pool of Bethesda with numerous other sick people-blind, crippled, paralyzed, etc.-all waiting for the pool to bubble up so that they could get into the waters and potentially be healed. In the… Continue reading Do You Want to be Healed?
I have spent my life reading various stories in the Bible. Stories about Moses, Abraham, David, Joseph…pick one. In each story, God makes his presence known in some way; then a period of time passes before God’s promise comes to fruition. In a matter of minutes, I can read the entire experience. But a lot… Continue reading Life Between the Chapters
Over the past 180 days, I’ve prayed a lot. I tend to spend my time in prayer focused on telling God, reminding God, asking God, pleading with God my needs and desires. Whether I have 5 minutes or 25 minutes, my prayer time has been about me. Over and over, I have failed to remember… Continue reading My Problem With Prayer
Reading God’s promises in the Bible always gives me hope for whatever situation I’m facing. Promises about His forgiveness, blessings, grace, gifts, wisdom…on and on. What I often miss when I read His promises are the ‘ifs, ands, or buts’ that are the key to receiving the promise. Take Matthew 6:31-33: “So do not worry,… Continue reading Know Ifs, Ands, or Buts