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Have You Tried This?

Have you tried this? This comes from Paul, Jesus' main church planter. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) That's a heck of a thing to say, … More

From Where Does Your Help Come?

My 11-year-old son put the video below together. It's really cool. I so love how music and images can tell such a powerful story. Enjoy. Thanks, ~ Ted   Lift My Eyes - Bebo Norman … More

The Ultimate Foundation

At a cafe, the waitress I see often was wearing an interesting new necklace. It had a spiral symbol and a stick-figure-like person at the top (see pic on left). I asked her what it meant. She said it was a Native American symbol signifying one's … More

Your Brain On God


I recently had a powerful experience with God. It was the kind that buckled me over in tears. I've been wondering why? What was it about that moment that was different. The only difference, that day, was music. The experience occurred after listening … More



I was at my mentor's wake a few years back. I went through the typical range of emotions that go along with consoling family to laughing with friends. When the clock struck 9:00 pm the guys in the matching suits were packing things up, politely … More

Women Should Teach This

Martha loved all things Martha Stewart. She knew how to decorate, bake just the right cake with all the ornamentation, set out matching napkins - the whole bit. And she could host. She could plan from the simple to the elaborate. She knew what was … More

Five Guidelines for Great Leadership

Steward Leader, Scott Rodin

If we use Jesus as the ultimate paradigm for leadership, what does it look like? What should a Christian leader look like? Based on the media, something's amiss in Christian leadership. Scott Rodin, has written an incredible book entitled, Steward … More

What’s Your Purpose?

Image of God

What's your purpose in life? Notice this question isn't asking what's the purpose of life, rather, what's your purpose. Some will answer happiness. That is, "My purpose in life is to be happy." Others, might say, more cryptically, "My purpose in life … More

Out Popped The Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood heads off through the woods to Grandma’s house to bring her a basket of goodies. Her instructions from her mom: stay on the path, don’t touch the goodies – they’re for grandma to help her feel better. Off she confidently heads … More

The Problem Is Simple

"Love and lust - you can have both!" "Divorce doesn't have to break up a family!" "Divorce not an option? We'll help you get the satisfaction you deserve with private affairs." This is some of the modern wisdom that is whirling around - and it's not … More