“Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) … More Three Biblical Words to Know and Be Changed By (Disciple)
God has taught me recently that there are certain things which are only obtained through faith – and they need to come through faith (even if suffering is involved) because faith has great value. As you read this post, I’d like you to consider, “What is it in my life that God can only achieve through … More The Value of Faith
Christmas can be an amazing time of year to grow in our relationship with Jesus, but if we don’t approach it with intentionality, the entire Advent season can easily get swallowed in busyness and a lack of genuine connection with Christ and others. This post is designed to provide you with resources to help you … More Advent Resources!
Before heading into the craze of what Christmas time can become, let’s not forget to pause and give thanks during this season of Thanksgiving. I love Psalm 100: 1Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. 3Know that the Lord is God. It is He … More Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving
Why is it that we are so prone to nitpick at our spouse? The qualities that initially attracted us to our spouse are often times the same exact traits that the enemy uses to pin us against each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you … More Practical Marriage – “I Felt Loved When…”
In this second post, I’d like to talk about giving each other some breaks. No matter how introverted or extroverted you are, everyone needs some alone time, or time out with the girls or guys. This is especially true if you have kids – although you love them, you’ll be a better parent if you … More Practical Marriage – Breaks!
This fall I’m going to write a simple, practical three-part series called “Practical Marriage” which will provide tangible ideas that will hopefully lead more of us towards what this sign communicates. Communication is huge in marriage. When you have kids, it’s even more critical. A simple practice my wife and I began years ago that … More Practical Marriage – Calendars!
Jesus has a job for you to do. In Matthew 5:13 He tells His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” In his famous … More Stay Salty!
In the craze that comes with back-to-school shopping, two-a-day practices, and the anxiety of beginning another school year, why not pause and surrender your child to Christ at the dawn of a new school year? … More 5 Psalms for This Summer (Psalm 121)
I love this simple Psalm of thanksgiving. A few months ago verse 4 jumped out at me like never before. As I was reading it, the Holy Spirit caused the phrase, “enter His gates with thanksgiving” to leap off the page into my heart. It was as if He was saying, “Andrew, do you want … More 5 Psalms for This Summer (Psalm 100)