Don’t Constrain God!

Don’t Constrain God!

IT WAS EASTER SUNDAY during my “sabbatical” time, still looking and waiting for God’s direction on what’s next. Our pastor, Scott, was preaching and his words struck home. He said that we as humans, like the disciples, often “constrain God.” We put limits on God and...
Crisis?

Crisis?

Have you felt like you were experiencing a life crisis? One of those times when you feel uncertain what to do next, when it doesn’t look like there are any good options. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, lost, or possibly even panicked. I think we’ve all be there at some...
Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

It was the middle of the night, on a recent vacation with my wife, Deb. I woke up in our room at the resort, needing to go to the bathroom. Sorry if this is TMI, but it’s part of the story. The room was totally black with darkness, as the hotel drapes did a great job...
Halftime

Halftime

IT’S DECEMBER 23 AS I write this; time for the traditional “Bragging Rights” basketball game between the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois. It’s college basketball at its best. I didn’t go to either school, but loving college basketball and growing...
Receiving the gift!

Receiving the gift!

I love Christmas! I love Christmas carols in the air wherever I go, provided they begin after Thanksgiving. I love the cookies and candies, the hustle and bustle, the lights, and the excitement of the season. Yet for those in the middle of a life transition, the world...