Archive | February, 2018

How Do You Deny Yourself?

Luke 9: 23 Then he said to them “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” I read an article that summarized some of the crazy ways in which professional athletes spent their paychecks.  Some of the highlights for me included:  tennis great Novak Djokovic allegedly […]

The Bringer of Good News

Isaiah 52:7a How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news The Bible recounts the story of a female runner who was responsible for delivering news that would serve as the start of an epic running race, a race between two men.  The race began very early in the morning […]

What Does God Want from Me?

Jeremiah 2:2  “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.” My wife and I had the pleasure of coaching our sons’ and daughters’ soccer teams as they moved from children to youth, and youth elite.  Through many years […]

God Works for the Good

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Simone Biles’ early years were anything but ideal training ground for a world champion gymnast.  As her mother struggled with substance abuse and went to rehab, Biles, age three, and her […]