The 2 Letter Word That Is Killing Your Marriage

Have you ever experienced this in your marriage? You’re mad at your spouse for something they did or said. You’re not angry, just upset, and a simple apology would probably make the whole thing go away. So when it comes up in the next conversation you are fully prepared to accept an apology and move […]

You’re Right, Winning the Powerball Jackpot Wouldn’t Change You

You’ve probably heard the Powerball jackpot is up to $1.3 billion, the largest prize in history. If you’re anything like me, even though the odds of winning are 292 million to 1, you’ve allowed yourself to dream about how you would spend the money. Most of us have the same ideas; we would all pay […]

Why You Loved Your Spouse More When You Were Dating (And How To Feel Love Again)

As a pastor, I’ve sat in countless meetings and counseling sessions listening to husbands and wives trying to salvage what was left of a crumbling relationship. There are different issues for every marriage but at a certain point the problem is the same for everyone. After enough hurt, betrayal, disrespect, and bad habits, the person […]

3 questions to help you know you’re making the right decision

Why does good decision making have to be so hard? Why does dumb have to look so attractive, and wisdom seem like it’s hiding? Recently reading through Proverbs I noticed a verse that kept showing back up. Proverbs 14:12 “There is a path before each person that seems right, but in the end it ends […]

The Happiness Myth: Why Some People Are Happy and Others Are Not

It only makes sense that everyone should be allowed to be happy. Right? As a pastor, I talk with people all the time who are at a crossroads in life. They are unhappily married, at a job they hate, unfulfilled, and searching for that magic genie in a bottle that will give them what their […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of The Devil

It’s understandable to be intimidated by the Devil. We’re not sure exactly what he looks like but if the movies or Carmen music videos are accurate, he is a scary, evil looking creature. The Bible says his one purpose in life is to destroy you and me, so I can understand why he has been […]

New Year, New Attitude

2015 is coming to a close, and that means it’s time to look ahead into 2016 and dream about the future version of us. Dreaming is fun. Everyone loves to imagine less weight, more muscles, less debt, or more money, and that’s what makes new years resolutions so exciting. The chance that this year something […]

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

We all struggle with feelings of inadequacy, living life to be accepted by others. One of the biggest ways we make ourselves feel inadequate is by comparing our “normal” life to everyone else’s “highlight reel.” We feel like a loser on a random Tuesday while scrolling through Facebook, because we see someone’s pictures from summer […]

Flat Tires, Cancer, and God’s Love For Me

For most of my life, I’ve been told I am saved by grace, not by works, but I swear all anyone seems to care about is my works. Whether I misunderstood what I was being taught (which is a high probability) or was being taught incorrectly, I believed my salvation was due to faith in […]

Why you shouldn’t worry about God’s will for your life

I’ve often heard the story of Moses taught like this: “Moses spent 40 years in the desert being prepared by God to lead the people out of Egypt.” But I can’t seem to find that anywhere in the Bible. The way I read the story, Moses makes a terrible mistake, runs, and 40 years later, […]