I recall my first return trip to the US after living for 3 months in post-communist Romania. It was a beautiful Spring day in April 2000. I specifically remember as I was driving down Greenfield Avenue in West Allis, WI, to our home and I turned to look at the driver next to me; this … More Pride and Presumption
Fear is something we gain or lose, depending on our ability to trust God and His power to redeem our circumstances. It was about twenty-one years ago a pastor-leader, who I have learned much from, took a group of men to Armenia to meet with some pastors and their wives from Iran. They met secretly … More Fear Not! or should I?
Because you’ve failed at something does not mean you’re a failure. God designed us to be renewed in every way. Restoration, new beginnings, and finding hope is what our great God is all about. Last evening, I decided to make a big bowl of the best popcorn ever! I decided that instead of supper I’d … More Overcoming Failure
Those who have suffered from spiritual abuse will quickly agree that it is a deep and destructive influence. It’s difficult to think about, and few want to explore this topic. I believe many have left the church family, isolated from their own family, and live with inner-turmoil because of it. Spiritual abuse is when someone … More Have You Suffered from Spiritual Abuse?
As we consider Christmas, I’d like to remind you that there is room for you close to God’s heart. He is awaiting your reciprocal desire for Him. His extension of love by giving Jesus Christ as our deliverer is the greatest expression of love He could show. This time of year can feel cruel to … More There’s Room for You