There Has to Be Something More!

Have you ever thought, "God must have something more for me"? Many people that I have talked to have answered that question yes. There is a longing in their heart that there is something more significant for them to accomplish. God had something significant for the Old Testament prophet Jonah. But Jonah had a problem. … Continue reading There Has to Be Something More!

Responsive Obedience (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 4)

The polarization of today's American politics is a microcosm of our culture. We are becoming more and more divided. You see it expressed in an argumentative spirit, grumbling and complaining. It doesn't matter what side of the political aisle people are on. In the name of free speech there is a number of people who … Continue reading Responsive Obedience (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 4)

Think Like Jesus (Secret to Joy Filled Life, pt 3)

Relationships are critical to enjoying the human experience! You have probably heard the old saying, "If momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy." It may or may not make you smile, but it speaks to truth. ┬áIf our relationships are unhealthy, we are not going to experience the joy God has prepared for us. Please read … Continue reading Think Like Jesus (Secret to Joy Filled Life, pt 3)

Dependent Optimism (Joy Filled Life, pt 2)

Have you ever met an eternal optimist? Sometimes their optimism makes you shake your head. It seems they don't have a clue to the reality going on around them. They have such a positive view of the big picture they miss the details of the hits, hurts and happenings of daily life. Dependent Optimism Don't … Continue reading Dependent Optimism (Joy Filled Life, pt 2)

Partying Like Jesus!

One human activity that transcends every culture is the Sacrament of Celebration. In every culture sharing a meal brings the potential of ever deepening relationships. I know in the church we talk about the Sacraments of Baptism, the Lord's Supper and Marriage. But we rarely talk about Celebration. From the weekly Sabbath to the Holy … Continue reading Partying Like Jesus!