The Secret to Being “At Peace” with Life

The Secret to Being “At Peace” with Life

Fear, worry, and anxiety are all cousins. Fear is our reaction to something that intimidates us. Worry is what happens when we dwell on our fears. And anxiety is when worry works its way into our very physiology. And in our culture, we’re very anxious. The big...
How to Lead More People into Giving Thanks to God

How to Lead More People into Giving Thanks to God

It’s been said that missions exists because worship doesn’t. That is to say, because so many people don’t yet have a personal relationship with Jesus, out of which praise and worship naturally flow, we keep going with the good news to as many people...
How to Turn Thanksgiving Into a Lifestyle

How to Turn Thanksgiving Into a Lifestyle

I love Thanksgiving. I like the time with family and friends. I like the meals (although I think steak would make me feel more thankful than turkey). And I like really like that we take a moment to articulate our gratitude. As I reflect on God’s blessings on my...
How to Go from "Poor Me" to "Praise God"

How to Go from "Poor Me" to "Praise God"

Difficulties are inevitable. Job, who suffered far more than most people will ever endure said, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” (Job 5:7 NLT) You can’t control the weather, the stock market, or the decisions...
Reasons I'm Thankful for My Wife

Reasons I'm Thankful for My Wife

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. In years past, I’ve gotten to spend this day with my family, either in the car traveling, or with extended family. I miss that today! I’m sitting in my office at Saddleback, which I enjoy, but not nearly as much as...

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