What Men Want

I’m going to go way out on a limb and tell you what you want. If you’re a married man with kids, these three things are ‘it’ . . . Emotional connection with your wife – You may think you want sex, companionship, cooperation, respect, admiration and even submission, but what you really want is emotional connection. You …

Four Ways to Deal with Doubt

In my last post, I wrote about people who brought immature pictures of God into adult life and then abandoned faith altogether because their ‘god’ didn’t live up to his title. In the last few days, I’ve realized that post isn’t just about them . . . it’s about me. About us. Every Jesus-follower experiences doubt when God doesn’t meet their expectations. …

Perception is Reality?

We’ve all heard the old saying “Perception is reality.” And it’s true . . . to a point. We act on what we perceive to be real and true. That’s functional reality but often, it’s not true reality. The world has always been round but for thousands of years, it was perceived to be flat. Was it ever flat? Nope. …

Rules are Decisions Made in Advance

Here’s a principle for you . . . rules are decisions made in advance. I mean think about it, when the sign says “No Parking,” someone made a decision for me in advance of my arrival. They looked out for my safety, someone else’s green grass, the usual traffic pattern, whatever. They said to me …

This Way of Life

As someone who lives and breathes mentoring, I always light up when I find a Scripture about disciple-making. One time, I was reading through the book of Matthew and as I neared the end, I knew I was about to read the Great Commission. I’ve quoted it forever, but this time I was reading The Message paraphrase by …