Lost Legacies

1 Samuel 13:13-14 “’You have done a foolish thing,’ Samuel said. ‘You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.  But now your kingdom will not endure…’” Are we “all in” doing life God’s way or do we Continue Reading…

In One Generation

Judges 2:10-11 “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord….” One generation. That’s all it took to lose everything. The Lord promised not to break his Continue Reading…

A God For All Seasons

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Decades of faithfulness and constancy have a way of building trust….at least in my life. In those teenage years when my half-hearted devotion to Him should have disqualified me from any hope of a deeper life…God remained fully Continue Reading…

God’s DNA

2 Timothy 2:13 “If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.” I recently told someone who worried about being irresponsible, “You couldn’t be irresponsible if you tried. It’s just not in your DNA.”  I think the same way about God’s faithfulness. The limitless, unfathomable Creator of Continue Reading…

Make A Memorial

Joshua 4:7 “These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” It was Memorial Day weekend. I was conducting a Public Speaking workshop for the Boston YWAM staff. For their final assignment, I asked students to prepare a speech that described a “memorial” in their lives. Their Continue Reading…

Two Steps Ahead Of Depression

1 Samuel 17: 11 “On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.” Ever have any of those days when you feel you’re about two steps ahead of depression? Even though it hasn’t caught up with you, it’s in hearing range. It shouts, “Loser!” “Failure!” Continue Reading…