Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Don't Change

God doesn’t want you getting confused about the change He has made to you when your behavior fails to match up with the change he has made. He doesn’t want you focusing upon your behavior in order to change, but He helps you to believe in the change He has made. That’s how you live by faith. This requires a healthy focus upon the truth so you can discover and grow in the change He has made. Stay the way you are. Stay the way He thinks you are—a born from above, spot-on perfect son or daughter of His. Get comfortable with that change.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Weaknesses are sickly things in which to offer yourself to Jesus, not strongholds for you to conquer. May I remind you that your days are about knowing Jesus in you, how perfectly capable and wonderful He is where He is happiest to be -- in you?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Love Is Not Dependent Upon Trust

“How can there be love if there is no trust?” a friend asked.

If love is only for trusting relationships, then it is worldly and not godly. I don’t mean to say that this world’s love is altogether bad, but that it is limited. The best chance for me with God’s love is when I see myself not as a representative of God and with a lot to do, but as a vessel for Him, who has a lot to do in and through me. It is then that I look for Him and for what He is like inside of me. That belief and look changes everything and produces a “coming out,” a fruit of the Spirit, or an affect upon those around me. That’s particularly noticeable to the untrustworthy—both to them and to me, actually. That’s God’s love in and through me, His vessel. And it’s not dependent upon trust.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Upcoming Speaking Dates

I will be speaking with several groups in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area over the weekend of September 9-11. The best opportunity to join me will be at Huntersville Presbyterian Church, on Sunday.  For more information, click

In October, I will be speaking at GracePointe Church, in Lakewood, Ohio, on Sunday, October 30, at 10:00am.  For more information, go to: