The Story of Blessing

Call me old fashioned, but I still believe in the adage, “dress for success.”  I don’t mean that we need to be the fashion police or stress constantly about our clothes.  I just mean that there’s a truth that how we present ourselves goes a long way towards how people respond to us. There have been numerous sociological studies about this, but it really doesn’t take all that much research to figure it out.  If … Read More

To Escape or Overcome?

Let’s be real. Life is hard.  We all face problems, and sometimes just getting through the day seems like a major accomplishment.  Outside our own problems, we’re deluged daily by news of atrocity and tragedy all over the world. It’s easy to get lost in all of this and to feel powerless.  It’s easy to become convinced that the world is spiraling desperately out of control and the best hope we have is to escape … Read More

Love Letter from the Father

I was praying this morning and God reminded me of this prophetic love letter He gave me years ago for the church.  It’s still true, and I wanted to share it with you!  If you want to hear me speak in a service, you can do so here (it’ll start at the end, but the message is really good too): My beloved sons and daughters, I’m writing now to connect you with your future. … Read More

Jesus, Hercules, and Suffering

God and the Greeks Remember the story of Hercules?  The son of Zeus who did a bunch of heroic stuff like killing a Hydra to earn back his status as a god?  Disney made a movie about it when I was a kid.  It was a fun show, but not much like the original tale. In the original Greek version, his name is Heracles, and he has to do 12 labors to atone for murdering … Read More