Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

Dec 11

Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

When most people read the biblical narrative of the birth of Christ, they see a perfect, holy family fulfilling God’s perfect plan. When I read the biblical narrative of the birth of Jesus, I see a teenage girl who got pregnant and everyone thought the worst about her. Her own boyfriend assumed she’d been unfaithful. The gossip and public shame became so great the...

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Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

Dec 01

Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

I’m pleased to introduce my new devotional book, Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional. As I worked on these devotional messages, I found myself moved by some truths I have struggled with over the years. I hope you’ll feel the same way when you read them. Instead of telling you about the devotional, I want you to experience it for yourself. Enjoy a...

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Z Is for Zealous

Apr 30

Z Is for Zealous

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58   When I begin to feel tired and discouraged it’s a warning light to me. I’m trying to do things on my own effort instead of relying on God. Jesus said His burden was light, so...

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Y Is for Your Unique Growth

Apr 29

Y Is for Your Unique Growth

And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. 1 Corinthians 15:37-38   God causes us to grow into exactly who He wants us to become. God nurtures us to become someone new. We grow and...

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X Is for ‘Xcellent Thoughts

Apr 28

X Is for ‘Xcellent Thoughts

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. . . . Then the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9   We’ve talked a lot about change from the inside out. But what does that really look...

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W Is for Work in Progress

Apr 27

W Is for Work in Progress

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6   In our microwave culture, we want things fast. If it’s not quick enough, we become impatient. We’re like the person who prayed, “Lord, give me patience and I want it now!” Sometimes God...

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