Kayaking through river gorge. Top view

10 Myths about Forgiveness – Part 2

Two weeks ago, I shared about the dangerous nature of our understanding of forgiveness. Far too many of us embrace bad teaching about forgiveness. Inaccurate beliefs prevent us from experiencing the power of true forgiveness, worsening the pain we've been processing. I shared the first five myths … [Read More...]

Photoshop grunge built with photomerge from three seperate panels of plaster grunge taken in a derelict house (of the walls)...the "broken glass heart" is from my portfolio file #1224026.

The Agape Love of God

In the parable of the lost son (Luke 15:11-32), Jesus described how the father extends extravagant grace to both the rebellious, sinful younger son and the arrogant, self-righteous elder brother. The father's love for his selfish sons illustrates the very nature of God. In Greek, there are … [Read More...]

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Peace for the Journey

Sheep get a bad rap. They tend to be followers. If one jumped off a bridge, there’s a good chance the others would too. Without the shepherd, the sheep are helpless. Sheep know the sound of their shepherd calling, and they respond because they are dependent on the shepherd to give them guidance and … [Read More...]

A newly laid brick wall

7 Ways to Pray for Your Future Spouse

I recently completed a 37,000 mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I met the Pope, danced with rabbis, hung out with monks, walked on coals, and revived my prayer life. While I was in Italy, I visited a hulking hilltop monastery called Monte Cassino, the place of a massive World War II … [Read More...]

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A Different Kind of Karaoke

Have you ever had an experience where you felt like you had to change who you were to fit in socially? For me, that experience was high school. The angst, stress and pressure to make things work within the social scene was overwhelming at times. I had my church friends, my baseball teammates, my … [Read More...]