Trusting Him at All Times–Even with Car Repairs

Car Troubles – Time to Worry or Pray?

I drive a 1994 Acura Integra which I purchased in 1997. It is in great shape, and I still enjoy driving it. Last year I was driving in town, and my car lurched violently two or three times. I thought to myself, “Was that a problem with the car, did I hit some bad potholes, or did my right foot have a spasm?” It did not happen again that day, so I thought nothing more of … [Read more...]

Sex Is Killing Our Kids

Sex Is Killing Our Kids

A few weeks ago I met with a group of Christian college students to speak on the topic of Sexual Atheism. Yes, you read that correctly. Sexual Atheism—there is such a thing—and it is most prevalent among Christian college students. Sexual Atheists on the outside look a lot like Christians. They go to church, read their Bible regularly, listen to Christian music, … [Read more...]

Missing Opportunities by Worrying

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The other day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Urban Achiever. If you listened to alternative Christian music in the 90’s, then you should check out this great podcast hosted by Billy Power. In an interview with Mike Lewis, Mike talked about how he and his wife went on a mission trip to Africa. In his words, he said Africa landed on him. Because of the … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Lying to My Wife for Years

I've Been Lying to My Wife for Years

A few months back, a co-worker made the remark, “I saw a couple of pictures of you and your wife on Facebook yesterday. Y’all are so cute and funny together! I hope I have something like that someday.” It was a sweet compliment, but with it brought a reminder of the very thing I was hoping my job would help me forget that day. Facebook has a tendency to highlight all the … [Read more...]

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

We are called to respond to others with the same grace that God has given to us (see Colossians 4:6, for starters). As you undoubtedly already know, few relationships teach more about giving and receiving grace than the one you have with your spouse. Josh and Ashley know all too well the fear that comes when you have to fully disclose the past to your fiancé or … [Read more...]

Not Enough Left to Buy An ICEE

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I don’t have control over much in my life. In my 20’s, this fact was a daily struggle for me. I would clamp down, trying to control the circumstances—and, therefore, the people—around me. Spoiler: It didn’t work. Most of the time, it left me frustrated and angry—red flags (which I worked feverishly to ignore) of the disconnect between the Christian I claimed to be and … [Read more...]

A Marriage Guarantee: Storms Are Coming

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I attended a wedding ceremony recently, and the pastor quoted from Matthew 7: Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t … [Read more...]