How Do I Know God’s Will for My Life?

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The summer after my senior year of college, I remember sitting in a parking lot and staring out the window, lost in thought. I had two job offers in two different cities and I had no idea which one God wanted me to take. Everything seemed hazy and unclear. It’s like that for most of us […]

Joy in the Midst of Trials

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Jesus was familiar with suffering. The prophet Isaiah foretold the trials Christ would endure: He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is 53:3) And, on the eve of his crucifixion, he explained […]

What Does the Bible Say About Stewardship?

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I enjoyed sitting down with for a video series on a variety of topics. The following video discusses the concept of stewardship, considering the way we view the items we have been given. How would it change the manner in which we live if we viewed ourselves as stewards of God’s gifts, rather than owners of […]

Valentine’s Day, “The Bachelor” & Finding True Love

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I wrote an article for this week, reflecting upon TV shows like “The Bachelor” and our culture’s quest for finding (or watching) love in the exhilarating moments of life. Even in the church, we often prefer to be entertained by love (almost like watching a sporting event) instead of sharing and experiencing the love of Christ in […]

Advent: More is Yet to Come

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Peeking out from behind the orange pumpkins and overflowing cornucopias, you may have already begun to spot cinnamon red candles, thick green garlands and an array of ornaments.  TV commercials present snow-filled scenes, roaring fires and busy elves making toys in Santa’s workshop. The sights and sounds of the season are upon us.  They quietly […]