Influenced

We are all under the influence of someone or something. We like to think we are fully autonomous, but how can we be with so many expectations, desires, messages, and beliefs pulling at us—often in different directions? As Jesus walked the earth he made this invitation...

SOAP Method

Once you decide you want to read the Bible and “get something out of it” for your life, the task itself can be very intimidating. You have this huge book in front of you, what do you do? First off, read the article on Tips for Getting Started. Next, try...

New to the Bible?

The point of our Practicing Faith exercise is to help you cultivate a regular “practice” of reading the Bible in your life. If you are anything like me, you’ve tried, and at times it has felt boring or difficult to understand. I’d like to give...

Open Doors

Verses1 Corinthians 16:8-9But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,  because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.ThoughtsThere are a lot of closed doors these days, aren’t there? I was listening to a podcast...

It’s About Time

Verse: Ephesians 5:15-16 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Thoughts This is a pretty simple thought for today, but maybe it will encourage you. I once heard a leader...