Parenting Advice from a Scared Father

My oldest son recently became a teenager. A teenager! How on earth am I supposed to know how to raise someone that age? I admit I’m a little scared. And sad. Only a few more years and he’ll be out on his own.

As I reflect on these things, four primary guiding principles come to mind: Continue reading Parenting Advice from a Scared Father

10 Ways to Fight Fair

Job’s three “friends,” Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, weren’t very friendly. Despite their sincere desire to help, almost everything they said to Job served to tear him down. Without mercy, they falsely condemned him as a horrific sinner who deserved every ounce of his suffering.

We must avoid their tactics if we want to please God at how we conduct ourselves in conflict. In this two-part series, we’ll look at 10 ways to do just that. Continue reading 10 Ways to Fight Fair

When Life Hurts

I must admit, I know very little about suffering. Sure, I’ve endured minor back pain for years, I’ve lost some relatives, I’ve been close to Christians who rejected the Lord and broke my heart; but those problems pale in comparison to other people’s problems.  Continue reading When Life Hurts

What if You Had a Genie in a Bottle?

Ever since I saw the movie “Aladdin” as a child, I wanted a genie in a bottle. How cool would that be? I could wish for anything—literally anything—and receive all my little heart desired.  Continue reading What if You Had a Genie in a Bottle?

Spiritual Lessons from the North Korea Summit

Yesterday President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met in Singapore to begin discussions about the denuclearization of North Korea. Thousands place trust and hopes on the outcome of this historic summit; thousands are crippled by fear. We must never forget: God is in control! How, then, should we react to the North Korea summit? 

Continue reading Spiritual Lessons from the North Korea Summit

Does God Tell People to Buy Jets?

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Jesse Duplantis, a Louisiana based televangelist, claims God told him to buy a $54 million Dassault Falcon 7X Jet. In his own words, here’s how the conversation with God went: “He said, ‘I want you to believe me for a Falcon 7X Jet.’ So I said, ‘Okay!’”¹ Continue reading Does God Tell People to Buy Jets?

7 Lies About Sin to Stop Telling Yourself

The word rationalize can be defined as “rational lies.” When we sin and try to justify our actions, we’re deceiving ourselves. Our arguments may seem logical on the surface, but they’re not. They’re lies! Continue reading 7 Lies About Sin to Stop Telling Yourself