Can You Believe 6 Impossible Things?

“He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised.”Romans 4:21 NLT Are you a dreamer?  Do you often get accused of not being realistic enough? Do you enjoy creating entire worlds in your mind where the rules of this world don’t apply? Can you identify with Lewis Carroll in his famous […]

How Do I Talk About My Faith?

“Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”Acts 26:16 NLT When you find a new dessert recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing, you don’t even […]

What Defines You?

Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”Mark 5:19 NIV There are two types of experiences that we talk about being defined by: 1) successes and 2) failures. When we experience […]

The Trick That Made Me LOVE Reading My Bible

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”Acts 17:11 NIV Raise your hand if you don’t like to read your Bible. (Don’t worry – no one can see […]

How Do You Worship in a Storm?

“For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong  and whom I serve stood beside me…” Acts 27:23 NLT I don’t know much about navigating by the stars. Actually, that’s already an exaggeration. I know ONE thing about navigating by the stars. There’s a special star called the North Star. The North […]

Does God Really See Me?

Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you –  my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you. Acts 20:31 NLT “I see you.” Have you noticed people in sitcoms and commercials and movies saying that? It’s been growing in popularity for the past year. It’s […]

How Do You Worship When Jealousy Gets in the Way?

“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately.”Acts 18:26 We went to this really great concert a couple months back. I didn’t know a whole ton about the band we were going to see so I went into it with […]

Does Encouragement REALLY Matter?

When he arrived and saw this proof of God’s favor, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.Acts 11:23 NLT A couple years ago I heard about the idea of choosing a “word of the year” to focus on instead of a New Year’s Resolution. Our family […]

Is My “Wisdom” Getting in the Way of my Worship?

“Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath. He was eager to destroy the Lord’s followers, so he went to the High Priest.”(Acts 9:1 NLT) Here are my Top 3 Reasons to Use Google (drumroll please….): To prove to my kids that I know stuff. To satisfy curiosity about random topics. To learn enough about […]

But God

“BUT GOD was fulfilling what all the prophets had declared about the Messiah beforehand – that he must suffer all these things.” (Acts 3:18 NLT) Someone I once knew told me that any time the word “but” is in a sentence, nothing said before the but matters. I love you BUT I can’t be with […]