Part 3 – What Can We Do with Our Burden?

Our family carried a heavy burden several months ago. At 1:30 a.m. we were awakened with shocking news from our oldest daughter that one of her very best friends and her friend’s... Read More »
Saving Grace

Saving Grace

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9 niv). God has... Read More »
Grace on Display

Grace on Display

During His ministry, Jesus gave hints that the church He would build (Matt. 16:18) would not be exclusively Jewish. He told His listeners, “I have other sheep that are not of this... Read More »
Church Grace (part one)

Church Grace (part one)

Never once in my 43 years as a pastor did I look in the mirror and think, “They are so lucky to have me as their leader.” But there were very few days when I did not stop and pray,... Read More »
We Are Free

We Are Free

Near our home in Michigan is a park my kids love to frequent. As you drive down the lane to the park, you are impressed with how well manicured it is. It is clean and well cared for... Read More »
God SpeaksThrough His Son

God SpeaksThrough His Son

One of the most powerful truths we can embrace during this season is that God has spoken to us through His Son. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). God has made a... Read More »
Sorrow and Hope

Sorrow and Hope

“The history of Advent teaches us a great deal about its meaning and prepares us to observe this time with reverence and understanding. This history reveals the simultaneous... Read More »
Mentoring

Mentoring

This morning I received a phone call from a very dear friend. We chatted about family, ministry, and life in general. We shared, for just a few minutes, some of our frustrations and... Read More »
A Prodigal Son or Daughter

A Prodigal Son or Daughter

Fathers have come to my office eager to talk about their sons or daughters who were far from God. Some of these men were suffering from attitude problems and made remarks like: “When... Read More »
Suicide

Suicide

Irene called, asking me to come to her house immediately. Her husband Walter had taken his own life. In the short time it took to drive there, I tried to review their story. Irene and... Read More »