Achieving greatness

When you think of “great” men and women, what sort of people come to mind? Many of us would list outstanding athletes, best-selling authors, favorite …  »

The settlement

The first verses in the first chapter of the book of Isaiah are terrifying! In them, God uses strong language to outline the many offenses of the nati …  »

Let’s make history

Have you ever wished you could do something that would change the world? But did you ever feel that …  »

Always with you

The Bible lets us know that we can expect to go through some difficult times while we’re on this ear …  »

An ancient Q&A

I’d venture a guess that the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk isn’t very well known nowadays, but he s …  »

The unusual CEO

Many Christians who want to uphold Christ and do His work in their daily lives tend to see Him as th …  »

My jenga tower

One of my favorite games involves pulling things apart. It’s a high-risk game, as no matter how awesomely you’re doing, things can go wrong very quick …  »

Meet the CEO

There have been lots of charismatic and visionary leaders and CEOs throughout history, but none of them come close to topping the world-changing impor …  »

The guitar lesson

Take a close look at the two guitars pictured below. If you were a guitarist, which would you pick u …  »

Welcome to Parkville

At a workshop I attended, art and drama therapist Emily Nash[[Emily Nash is the founder and director …  »

My perfect month

Recently, I came to a wholly and thoroughly unsurprising conclusion: I am not good enough. Now, of c …  »

The joy of community

Today I get the privilege of hosting five families for dinner. We’ve known each other for the better …  »

Why is it important to spend time alone with God?

All relationships take time. A relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. T …  »

Being with God

If there is anything that Easter reminds us, it is that “salvation”—God’s wonderful gift of peace with Him in this life and in the life to come—is not …  »

Arms around me

Happiness is made up of many things: it is a smile of a child, the golden glows of a sunrise, the wa …  »

One of the listening crowd

Again [Jesus] began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got i …  »

The final straw

Answer me speedily, O Lord; my spirit fails! … I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for G …  »

In need of a makeover?

There are countless people whose lives have been changed by an encounter with Jesus, both within and …  »

Weathering the storm

Remember the time when I calmed the sea?[[See Mark 4:37–41.]] My disciples were panicking and thought that they would certainly perish. But when they …  »

Life-changing forgiveness

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it’s a choice. When you make the decision to forgive, it doesn’t mean that all the hurt is gone. But once you decide th …  »

The mountains and the valleys

You have encountered both high mountains and deep valleys throughout your life of faith. You have at …  »

You can rely on Me

You can find safety and serenity even in the midst of turmoil, when the proverbial winds of fear blo …  »

Through the storm

Remember the account when I calmed the sea?[[See Mark 4:37–41.]] My disciples were panicking and tho …  »

The tapestry

Each event in your life, each thought, each decision, each bit of love, and each interaction with so …  »