Trust God

It is this time of year that begins to signal the end of many things and the beginning of others. Winter (as far as we know) is behind us. Spring is here and we see the signs of life all around. With hope, school is ending, and there is the…

Pushing Past Ordinary

I was in class recently and a teacher was talking about our intellectual levels and capacities. An IQ is a measure of how well you do on a test compared with other people your age. The average score is 100. People to the far left or far right…

The Perfect You

I had the pleasure of spending 24 hours with some of the greatest people you’ll ever meet. The MNYD Committee. These people are some of my greatest friends, and I cherish all the time we spend together. Recently we were planning events and…

Confidence in God

When we allow fear to creep into our lives we are not only limiting ourselves, but also God! I am one that deals with fear from time to time, especially in ministry. I did not grow up in the church, I didn't have parents at home that went to…

My Life. His Mission.

We live in a generation where distractions are a very real thing. Everything has to be instant, and if it's not, we usually don't wait for it. Think about it, we have iPhones, iPads, laptops, and social media. The mere purpose for all of these…

Don't Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

The other day my boys (6, 4, & 2) and I were at Costco, probably for the fourth time that week for milk and fruit. I was having a morning of pure craziness and by the time we walked into Costco I realized it was lunch time. I asked the boys…

The Little Decisions

Have you found yourself praying for direction for a “life changing event”? We often find ourselves wondering what the right step is for our next “big life decision”. Where should I go to college? Who should I date? Where should I work?…

Stepping Out

Have you ever found yourself staring at the opportunity of a lifetime? Have you ever felt God calling you to something larger than yourself? Have you ever really wanted to step out and do something great? Yet, despite these desires you were…

Redefining the App

As of July of 2015 there were approximately 302,000,000 apps available for download. In order to put that in perspective, imagine if you could download an app every second. To get them all would take 83,889 minutes. That’s 1,398 hours or 58…