The Sideways Glance

A vacation begins with planning that many times only considers ideal situations and circumstances. Bags are packed, car loaded, and the kids are crammed in. The gps is set, the plan is on go and… We drove away at dusk on the familiar route of winding Highway 7. By the time we reached the small... Continue Reading →

Called Out

The church is God’s people, his ecclesia or ekklesia in the Greek. The church is the “called out of” ones. We are called out of the world in order that we might be the possession of him who called. We are called out of lostness into joy. For example, Romans 1:6. Paul is writing to... Continue Reading →

Idols of the Heart

When it comes to broken relationships, the issue is never really the issue. We don't have relationship problems; we have character flaws that show up in relationships. When we are God-centered, we choose to live our lives for God, resulting in doing things according to God's standards. When we are self-centered, we choose to live... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Idol?

From my biblical counseling studies this morning: "A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we find refuge in every time of need. To have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe him with our whole heart. As I have often said, the truth and faith... Continue Reading →

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