Make Them Better

From the devotional archives – January 3, 2018

Some days you are energized, hopeful and ready to tackle the world. Other days you feel overwhelmed, full of doubts and just want to get through the day. Believe it or not, both kinds of days are wonderful opportunities to experience God in new and deeper ways. When things are great, make them better by letting God show you how to make a difference for God. When things are tough, make them better by letting God’s grace carry you through the toughest parts. It works. Not just occasionally. But every single day.

God’s One of a Kind

From the devotional archives – December 29, 2017

Over 7 billion people inhabit the earth – yet there is only one you. You have unique DNA, personality and set of life experiences. What is more, God has given you unique gifts, talents and skills. So remember who you really are the next time you feel sad, depressed or lost in the crowd. You literally are God’s One of a Kind. So embrace who God has created you to be. Be the best you possibly can be. And live with courage, compassion and a desire to do God’s will in everything you do.

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

From the devotional archives – July 27, 2017

You have the ability to be snarky, to demean others and to bully. More and more people, however, seem to be doing more of these things more of time. And what is especially disheartening is that this fundamental shift seems to be led by our leaders. But just because you can treat others badly doesn’t mean you should. That’s because the most important issue is never what you have the right to do; it’s always what God wants you to do. And what God wants is very clear – love your neighbor as yourself.

What God Has Created You To Do

From the devotional archives – August 7, 2017

You know what it’s like to fail, be rejected, feel afraid, think you’re all alone and wonder whether you’re going to make it. After all, it’s the human experience. But so is God’s grace that seeks you out and fills you to overflowing. What if you were to share this gift with the people around you who experience the same failure, rejection fear, loneliness and uncertainty you know so well? You’ll probably never know what difference it makes. But you will have done what God has created you to do.

It’s Simply What God Does

From the devotional archives – August 11, 2017

God showers you with grace you don’t deserve, comes unexpectedly, loves incomprehensively and never gives up. This is a reality you cannot do anything about because it’s simply what God does. Except, of course, to choose to live in its amazing truth. But God also showers others with this same grace they don’t deserve, comes unexpectedly, loves incomprehensively and never gives up. This, too, is a reality you cannot do anything about because it’s simply what God does. Except, of course, to choose to deal with them in the same way God does.

God Is Already With You

From the devotional archives – August 19, 2017

Sure, you may have some difficult – maybe even tragic – realities to face. Of course, you have a list of responsibilities to tend to. No doubt, you’ll have to take care of some surprises. But you don’t have to finish all your work, deal with all the pain and be perfect before God shows up. God is already with you. And God longs for you to experience in the most personal way possible how God is infusing you with unconditional love, healing, transforming power and hope right now.