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)
There’s a reason this is the most famous Psalm, and one of the most quoted passages of scripture ever. In six verses, the 23rd Psalm takes us through contentment, restoration for our soul, hope in the valleys of life, and the promise of eternal life. While much could be written on this Psalm, I’d like to … More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 23)
In Psalm 8 we see two declarations: 1) that God is majestic and set apart as the divine Creator, and 2) that man is His prized creation. Man is just a “little lower than the heavenly beings” and He has made us ruler over the works of His hands. The highlight of this Psalm to … More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 8)
Want to be successful as a Christian? Ask God to make you like that tree planted by His living water – even if you are surrounded by desert, you will still prosper, because your roots will go down deep into Him. … More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 1)