Give Your Life

Memorial Day has always been a special day on the calendar as we celebrate those who paid the ultimate cost for our freedom. Moving to Clarksville has given me all new perspective, however. Ft. Campbell is the second largest military post in the nation, and Awaken is...

Use What You Have

God is always looking out for His people. Always. He often does it in very unconventional ways. In 2 Kings 4, a widow approached Elisha in desperation. Her husband was dead, her money was gone, and the creditors were threatening to take her sons – the only...

Sequoias: Get Rooted

We’ve spent the last few Mondays learning lessons from the sequoias. I hope it’s been helpful. Any time I think about trees, roots, and the resulting growth, I think of one of my favorite Psalms… The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in...

Trust God’s Mercy

There are endless lessons to learn from the people in the Bible – many positive and many negative. Jacob (a.k.a. Israel) gives us a little bit of both. Genesis 37 gives us the negative: parental favoritism. A note to the parents: hand-making a multi-colored coat...

VICTOR Mentality

You’ve probably been around someone who has a “victim mentality.” It’s draining. They have a list of excuses for everything, and nothing is their fault. Biblically, if anyone had an excuse to live as a victim, it would be Joseph. Runt of the litter, hated by his...