How to make the most of your days

Prayer is one of the toughest disciplines to practice as you follow Jesus.

It is so contrary to how many of us grew up. In my family you might hear, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get going!”… because life depended on you. There was no thought of prayer. In fact, there was no thought of God!

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Learn how to enrich your prayer life… by walking!

Prayer is one of the toughest disciplines to practice as you follow Jesus.

It is so contrary to how many of us grew up. In my family you might hear, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get going!”… because life depended on you. There was no thought of prayer. In fact, there was no thought of God!

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How to live out your purpose by relying on the perfect strength of God

I remember thinking in high school, “If Christianity is true, then I’m all in. But if it is not true, then I’m leaving it completely, because I don’t want to be a fool.”…

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There is great hope in God’s goodness and power!

In 2013, my wife Joanie and I got some unsettling news. Our daughter Amy, expecting her first child, was going into labor – and it was seven weeks before her due date. Our first reaction was to panic. Then we realized we needed to stay calm and trust the Lord. We prayed…

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A legacy of faith

During the American Revolutionary War, there were outstanding heroic women who helped bring about the emancipation of the United States from Britain…

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How prayer leads to knowing God and increased faith

I once travelled to Mexico to help build a church. As we drove up to the building site, it started to rain. We didn’t want our building materials damaged, and as we struggled to get them all under a roof, one of the older missionaries suggested we stop to pray. So we gathered together and asked God to stop the rain…

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Be encouraged by God’s plans for your future

When my youngest daughter was in college, she had an assignment to ask various random people about their purpose in life. So one Saturday morning, we went around to different tables at my favorite coffee shop, asking our question…

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How you can live with purpose every day

When my youngest daughter was in college, she had an assignment to ask various random people about their purpose in life. So one Saturday morning, we went around to different tables at my favorite coffee shop, asking our question…

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Perserverance

Several months ago my wife Joanie was driving home after visiting our grandkids. On the road in front of her was a car with a license plate that had the letters “DNTGVUP”…

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Your Greatest Weapon Against Loneliness

If you and I are honest with ourselves, we’d have to say that at some point in our lives, we’ve experienced loneliness. Maybe it was after the death of a loved one. Or perhaps you’ve felt abandoned by a family member in your time of greatest need. This is a bleak, yet very real, situation […]

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