The Difference Between Hope and Confidence (and why you need more confidence)

Kristen and Robert Lopez won an Academy Award in 2014 for their song “Let It Go” from the mega blockbuster movie Frozen. If you have small children, you’ve probably only seen it 1000 times and know the song by heart. “Let It Go” sold more than 10 million copies in 2014, but what’s easily forgotten […]

The Difference Between Falling and Failing

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill There is a scene I love in the movie, Remember the Titans. Based on a true story, a team of high school football players who were forced to desegregate schools, overcome adversity and win every game until the state championship.

God Works in Different Ways

It’s tempting to think spiritual growth happens like a factory line. If you listen to enough sermons and read enough books, you will believe there are seven steps to spiritual maturity, but that’s what can be so frustrating about Jesus.

Detours, Humility, and God’s Grace

I’m convinced there are two roadmaps God uses when He decides to do something great with a life. There’s the direct path that sees results quickly, and there is the detour. We love the direct path, but God usually likes to take us on the detour, because that’s where He teaches lessons that can’t be […]