Four Keys to Cultivating Contentment

This month, when many churches have a stewardship focus and as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, I thought it might be appropriate to draw...

Today’s Diagnosis: Restless Heart Syndrome (RHS)

This month, when many churches have a stewardship focus and as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, I thought it might be appropriate to draw...

Cultivating Contentment

This month, when many churches have a stewardship focus and as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, I thought it might be appropriate to draw...

What If I Missed God’s Will?

(I regularly receive and respond to questions from readers or parishioners. It struck me this week as I was responding to several questions from a...

Accepting God's Mercy

In the last few blog posts, we’ve looked at repentance and forgiveness. Today, I want to focus on accepting God’s mercy.Among the big messages of...

The Beauty of Grace Extended

In the last post, we looked at authentic apologies that truly exhibit repentance. So what happens when others express an authentic apology to us –...

Authentic Repentance

In a post earlier this month, we examined the art of apologizing and recognized that many times we don’t apologize well. What, then, does a good...

The Power of an Apology

Among the most important words that must flow freely from your lips are the words, “I am sorry.” They are critical to the success of marriages...

Jesus Takes Our Stones

Jesus trained to be a carpenter under his earthly father, Joseph, and probably practiced the trade until he was twenty-nine. Some years ago, when I...

Learning to Give

Our generosity to God and others not only touches God and other people; it also changes us. As human beings, we were created with the need to be...

Tithing to God

In my last post, I talked about giving to God, specifically, giving a tithe to the Church. ...

Giving to God

From the early days of the Old Testament, God’s people observed the practice of giving some portion of the best of what they had to God. In the...

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