Practical Application

Authenticity – When Image Matches Reality

Every public figure has an image. On a regular basis there is a news story about some public figure where the image is found to not match the reality. No profession is immune to this disappointing and disillusioning event, be it politician, pastor, business person, teacher or whoever. It has been said, “You impress... -Read More


Best Rest

  In a world where tired is the best word to describe our condition, we need to look to the Scriptures for insight into tapping into God’s inexhaustible grace for an exhausted world. “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him” (Psalm 62:1). “Let all that I am wait quietly before... -Read More


A Time Decision

  In the words of those 1960’s philosophers, The Animals, “It’s my life and I’ll do what I want.” The life philosophy championed by them and others in this decade was “I’ll spend my life or time the way I think best.” Is the most satisfying and profitable use of our time found in... -Read More


The Focus Has Shifted

A shift has taken place in the Evangelical church with regard to the way we think about the gospel and it’s far from simply an ivory tower conversation. This shift affects us on the ground of everyday life. In his book Paul: An Outline of His Theology, famed Dutch Theologian Herman Ridderbos (1909 –... -Read More


Law, Grace and the Phone Store

When it comes to the raising of children, one-way love is both the easiest thing in the world and the hardest. How many of us have responded to the experience of becoming a parent for the first time by saying, “I finally understand how powerful and profound of a thing it is that God... -Read More


Heart of a Lion, Gentleness of a Butterfly

As I travel for work and my ministry, I have been studying the Scriptures on schemes and brutal assaults on God’s beloved. There is so much more going on behind the scenes of our lives than most of us can comprehend. Satan is on the attack for those who are image bearers of God.... -Read More


Passover and Easter Celebrate Freedom from Tyranny

Recognizing the connection between Passover and Easter, many churches of all types of denominations will celebrate both within the same week. In Florida and many other states, there is the unique opportunity to attend both a Passover Seder and a sunrise service in the same church. Churches across the world will use the words... -Read More


Dealing with Death’s Reality

American culture does not deal well with the reality of death. Most people live in denial of it. We pretend it will never happen to us or to someone we love. When death touches our life in some way, most of us don’t know how to act, what to say or how to grieve.... -Read More


Some Obstacles Are Not To Be Overcome

As a coach for decades, I was in the business of teaching and training athletes to overcome every obstacle that stood in the way of peak performance. This is a wise approach to training athletes. However, this is not always God’s approach in training us, and only wisdom makes us sensitive to understanding this... -Read More