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 […]

Three Questions

Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. John 21:16 NLT ___ In my life, there have been two questions that dramatically changed my life trajectory. How would your life look different if you […]

Let Down & Build Up

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 ___ “How have I let people down today?” When you ask yourself that […]

Tread Deeply

When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you all into truth. John 16:13a NLT ___ Let’s talk tire tread for a second. Do you know why it’s there and how it works? I knew a tiny amount – basically just that it provides traction. I was curious so I googled it to learn […]