The Perils of a Hesitant Life

Hesitation can be dangerous. If we are crossing a street and a speeding car is fast approaching, hesitation can get us killed. Hesitation can prove costly if we need to do something with an investment to put it in a safe place during unstable times. If we did nothing...
Living a Balanced Life

Living a Balanced Life

Jan and I were on a walk through our town. As we strolled along, I looked down at the pavement and noticed one of those small weights that get attached to the rim of a car wheel to balance its spin. When I saw the weight, I thought, “That car is out of balance.” If...

Living Lives That Matter

While each believer has a life of value in the eyes of God, not all who profess Christ will leave behind a healthy spiritual legacy. Good people can pursue what seem to be good things, but in the end, they failed to live a life that had a Kingdom impact. Paul wrote to...

Rehearsing a Scenario Response

As a young rookie cop in training, I rehearsed my response to critical situations. What would I do if a suspect pulled a gun on me? What would I do if someone tried to jump off a bridge and suicide attempt? What would I do if my duty weapon failed to fire? To those...

Discerning Spiritual Fault Lines

I listened to a seismologist talking about earthquakes. After the broadcast, I considered the spiritual parallels between natural quaking and the shaking events in our lives. Earthquakes rupture along a fault line and move away from the epicenter of the original event...