Sometimes the stresses and pressures of life seem almost more than I can bear. Pressure comes from all directions. There are deadlines at work. There are the demands that come from coaching. There are seemingly endless amounts of homework to help the kids wade through and places that they need to be. Life is busy … Continue reading The Tomb Is Empty – The Pressure Is Off
On our way home from running errands one afternoon my kids and I watched from the car as a gosling waddled across the road in front us. It was about the size of a small cat and was still covered in yellow down and had no feathers. From the backseat, three small voices pipped up, … Continue reading Are We All God’s Children?
There are plenty of important days to celebrate as followers of Jesus. But the events of the last week of Jesus' life, known commonly as "Holy Week," are arguably the most important in the life of a Christian. Here is why: 1. History The claims of Christianity are founded in history, not philosophy. I recently … Continue reading Three Reasons The Week Before Easter Is The Most Important Week To Celebrate
Every time I find myself in a high school I look for the track and field record board. It’s usually not hard to find. They’re often posted in prominent places. We want to honor those student/athletes who have achieved greatness. And we want to spur others on to try to beat them. I ran track … Continue reading Coming In Last
We all love a good story. Good stories make you feel like you are a part of the action. You can see yourself in them. They can make us laugh, or cry, or get angry. I heard this little bit on the news the other night and it stuck with me. Can you guess what … Continue reading Go Tell It On The Mountain
The story of Jesus' birth gets repeated a lot this time of year. But how much of the story we know and repeat is an accurate reflection of what the Scripture teaches? The answers and explanations to these questions are listed below. 1. Fact or Fiction: Everything we know about the birth of Jesus comes … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Christmas Story?
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I took our three young children to the movies. They wanted to see Trolls. At the heart of the movie is a conflict between the sickly sweet Trolls and the sullen Bergens. The premise of the movie was simple and horrifying. The Bergens believe that the only … Continue reading What Trolls Teaches About The Pursuit Of Happiness
The above cartoon pretty well sums up my feelings about this election. And if the polls are any indication, those feelings are mirrored by many people in this country. There are no good options, at least between the two major party candidates. My feelings of angst are heightened this election because of my faith. I … Continue reading Finding Peace with My Vote
A father desired to give his four young children a gift. He called them all together and gave each child a small Lego set. To his first child he gave a Lego boat set. To the second he gave a Lego car set. To the third he gave a Lego plane set. And to the … Continue reading The Parable of the Legos
One day my daughter Mackenzie and I were playing in her room and we started to play keep-away. We both saw a penny on the floor and at the same time grabbed for it. I got there first and I closed my finger tight around this most desirable object. Mackenzie proceeded to climb onto my … Continue reading Pennies in the Hand of God: How Prayer Works