31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 3 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Fundamentals Of Football and Faith

It was perfect football weather—for me anyways. It was a little warm for almost everyone else. My son’s game was about to start, and I was only half listening to what the coaches were saying as they led the team through warm-ups. Then something caught my attention. As I looked around trying to figure out… Continue reading Day 3 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Fundamentals Of Football and Faith

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Day 2 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Parable of the Apple Tree

In Minnesota, Fall is the season to transition from boating, camping, and catching fireflies to snowmobiling, ice fishing, and catching snowflakes. It’s one of my favorite seasons because it’s a total package: Football, quilts, and apple cider; campfires, colorful leaves, and cooler temperatures; layered outfits, scarves, and cute boots. But it wasn’t until I met… Continue reading Day 2 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Parable of the Apple Tree

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 1 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Students

Students are my passion. They draw me in and I can’t help but love them. Too many are hurting, lost, and broken. Too few have a viable relationship with their parents or other adults who can guide and encourage them to bring out their best, their value. These students are stepping into adulthood without a… Continue reading Day 1 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Students

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

The Glass Pitcher

Yesterday I felt overwhelmed by life and uninspired to do anything—write, laundry, dishes, make a grocery list, anything. I asked God to help me write something meaningful, but I’ve got nothing. I started a message and stopped. I erased it and started again—and stopped. I repeated this cycle for hours. I wouldn’t call it writer’s… Continue reading The Glass Pitcher

Deuteronomy, Devotionals, PromisedLand, Your Purpose

Deuteronomy 1:26-28: When Our Heart Melts With Fear

The old man’s face has so captivated your full attention you don’t notice the next picture on the screen. What he’s saying is obviously causing him physical pain. Reliving this forty-year-old memory isn’t necessary, is it? His pain is still as fresh and raw as when it first happened. His features are twisted, revealing the… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:26-28: When Our Heart Melts With Fear

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

I AM Your Shield

Do you ever feel depleted? Broken? Exhausted? Like you have failed—again? Come before Jesus and lay it at his feet. Let the Great I AM be your shield, your safe place. Let Him restore you from your brokenness, hurt, and shame.

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I Was In A Mood

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean, those days you wake up...in a mood. The attitude you went to bed with steeped all night to produce a potent concoction. It’s not just a grumpy mood quickly fixed by a cup of coffee. No, this mood has the power to take your… Continue reading I Was In A Mood

Devotionals

Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

Then all of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.” The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

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Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

As the old man continues his talk, he turns toward the screen with his arms open wide. His booming voice echoes off the canyon walls. The sound vibrations resonate in your chest as his words invade your heart. You can’t help but look over the horizon. And even though the view is different from the… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

Devotionals, My Story

Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game

I love football. Football season is one of my most favorite times of the year. I look forward to it like a little kid looks forward to Christmas. Yesterday at my son’s game, one of his coaches yelled to one of the linebackers: “Make him forget his love of the game!” I know this boy.… Continue reading Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game