“How Much Is Enough?”

You’ve probably heard of the board game Trivial Pursuit. But I also think “trivial pursuit” would be a good description of how a lot of people spend their lives today. They expend all their energies in the pursuit of things that are, in the end, really trivial. In the end, all that will be left is that which is eternal. A number of years ago, U2 released an album called “All That You Can’t Leave Behind.” The fact is that . . . read more ›

The Key To Finding Happiness.

I once thought Christians lived the most boring lives on earth. That was before I became a Christian myself. Since then I’ve found the opposite is actually true. I have found that the holy way, the godly way, the way of obedience, is in reality the happy way. Some Christians talk about what they’ve given up to follow Jesus Christ. But what do we really give up? For some, it’s addiction to drugs or alcohol. For most, it’s guilt, emptiness, . . . read more ›

Don’t Let Fear Eclipse Faith in 2019.

Back in the 1800s, someone came up with a new device that ultimately was called the telephone. It was presented to Western Union, and after examining the telephone as a potential investment, they concluded, “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” It is all in how you look at things. Some people look at something and say, “That is an opportunity.” Someone else . . . read more ›

Your Story Is Still Being Told.

“The future,” said C. S. Lewis, “is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. When I was a kid I watched “The Jetsons,” and I’m still looking for my spaceship and my robot maid. But I would settle for a hoverboard from “Back to the Future.” As we look back on one year and look forward to another, we wonder . . . read more ›

The Man Who Held Hope in His Arms

There are a lot of things we have to wait for in life, which is maybe one of the reasons I don’t love amusement parks all that much. I think my favorite moments of going to an amusement park are when I arrive and when it’s time to leave. There are so many lines. There is so much waiting. Some things are hard to wait for, and some things are not worth the wait. But then there are the things . . . read more ›