Every neighborhood has ‘that house’. You know the one. The dwellers seem to be a bit strange and the property is unkempt. There may be obvious maintenance needs with city citations piling up inside their ‘overstuffed with junk-mail’ mailbox. The rest of the neighbors talk and shake their heads and the kids make up ghost... Continue Reading →
Show Notes: (Audio attached at the end of the post) Listener Question: “Todd, sometimes, I seemed to be paralyzed by fear. I have things in life that I want to do but I’m always thinking that it might not work out or I’m afraid to even take a first step. I want to believe that... Continue Reading →
I recently watched a documentary called “Maidentrip” in which 14 year-old Laura Dekker spent 18 months sailing around the world. Here’s the kicker. She did it alone. She comes from a family that basically lives on the water so her skills and abilities were heartily grounded. Yet, to take on a trip like this... Continue Reading →
I took my 18 year old daughter to see Disney’s latest rendition of the classic story, “Cinderella.” Expecting the theater to be filled with little children and moms, I was surprised to see that most of the audience were adults, men and women alike. There is a reason for that. The movie is epic, in my humble opinion, and would be wasted on little kids. Yes, go see it if you haven't!
Why do we put God in a box? I do it. You do it. I think every human being who knows there’s a God, does it. We try to figure him out. We try to wrap our finite human understanding around an infinite God. I preached on Mark 9 yesterday when Jesus took his friends... Continue Reading →
"Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.... Continue Reading →
I heard a story of a firefighter who climbed up a five story ladder to rescue a woman hanging out a flame engulfed apartment building. As smoke billowed from the window, the woman screamed and coughed and begged for the firefighter to hurry. The ladder lurched into place and the firefighter met her on the... Continue Reading →
I woke up this morning with a churning in my gut. My first thought was “I’m not ready to speak tomorrow morning!” I’d been mulling over my talk for the past few weeks but didn’t give it focused thought. Worry grabbed me. It ripped into my world like a dog ripping into meat (which is... Continue Reading →