Are You Pursuing Wisdom?

I'm starting the year by slowly reading through Proverbs, taking time to soak in and meditate upon the wisdom that is found there. I appreciate Rich Villodas' description of the Bible's collected proverbs: "Proverbs are not universal promises, but life lessons tested over time and tightly summarized to help people navigate wisely through life." Proverbs … Continue reading Are You Pursuing Wisdom?

What Do You Want to Change in 2022?

"You're becoming someone you're not." Those were the words my wife spoke to me during a particularly tense time at the first church I served. Very poor leadership had created a toxic environment, and I was becoming increasingly negative, cynical, and bitter. That's not my natural or desired personality, and my wife was pointing that … Continue reading What Do You Want to Change in 2022?

A Christmas Prayer for Peace

Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our Christmas stockings. Crazy weather disasters strike at unsuspecting areas, ravaging peaceful homes and interrupting the lives of unsuspecting residents. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer for Peace