God took Abraham outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them” (Genesis 15:5). If God took you outside and said, “Count the stars.” Would he say what he said to Abraham? Would he say he’s going to give you children as numerous as the stars? We … More Shoot for the Stars
Paul Harvey once told the story of a man who saved for a longtime to buy his dream car. Two days after driving it off the showroom floor, his wife was driving it and got into a fender-bender. She knew her husband would be devastated, and she surveyed the damage in tears. When asked to … More What Can Separate You from the Love of God in 2020?
As you know from reading this blog, I like to take walks. Sometimes through the woods. Sometimes around the block or in a gym, if the weather is bad. Walks have always been a part of my life, so I’m advocating them at the start of the year 2020. Walks can clear our hearts and … More Walking Each Other Home
George Bailey, in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, experiences extreme shame after a business failure, and he makes a decision to commit suicide. But God sends George’s guardian angel, Clarence. And Clarence becomes a divine mirror for George that helps him see himself and his life differently. And by transforming George’s paradigm he saves George Bailey’s … More The Divine Mirror
I hear them when I’m walking at Radnor Lake, near my home in Nashville. Their plump bodies exposed on bare branches. Never failing to sing in warm or cold weather. For the love of God sustains the sparrow. He feeds them and cares for them like a caretaker of a royal estate. There’s food for … More A Holiday Card from the Sparrows
A man lived in the tombs. He was a throwaway person. And society had tossed him. They chained him hand and foot. But he broke the chains and streaked naked in the valley below. Scars, like tattoos covered his body. His shame exposed for the whole community to witness. He had no stronghold. No shoulder … More Finding the Ultimate Secure Attachment
Consistency is the key to the process of change. And I’ve told people for years that the most important thing to do when seeking change is to show up every day in a small way. I believe the people who just show up (those who do the right thing on a consistent basis), whether it’s … More The Consistency Principle