More than one hundred years ago, just before the outbreak of World War I, Congress passed a resolution to honor mothers on the second Sunday in May. For the last century, we have celebrated Mother’s Day as a day of reverence for the unique and sacred institution of motherhood. Today, however, our culture is increasingly confused about a mother’s role. Some influential voices disparage motherhood in the name of liberation: “The home,” they say, “is your prison! Free yourself by joining the job market!” At the same time, women who pursue the privilege of motherhood aren’t always valued as the…

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matt. 5:6). The mark of a true Christian is not that he feels righteous, but that he longs to be more righteous than he is. When it comes to righteousness, the blessed people are not those who think they have it, but those who feel their need of it. It is not the realization of the desire, but the desire itself that Christ pronounces blessed. How can you develop more of this desire for righteousness? Five Strategies for Cultivating a Godly Appetite 1. Gain momentum from the first three…

I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? (Psalm 101:2) In general, every Christian wants to live a life that pleases God. We want to reflect God’s glory in grace in our personal lives, families, jobs, and churches. This is a great goal in the Christian life, but it can be discouraging and overwhelming. One of the reasons it can be so daunting is because it can be difficult to identify where to begin. Psalm 101 is a great place to start and it gives us an outline and starting point to cultivate…

I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? (Psalm 101:2) In general, every Christian wants to live a life that pleases God. We want to reflect God’s glory in grace in our personal lives, families, jobs, and churches. This is a great goal in the Christian life, but it can be discouraging and overwhelming. One of the reasons it can be so daunting is because it can be difficult to identify where to begin. Psalm 101 is a great place to start and it gives us an outline and starting point to cultivate…

The Bible tell us that King David was a man after God’s own heart. So what set him apart as such? David was a regenerated man, a man with a new heart, a man with a different spirit than other men of the world. We read of his godliness throughout the Old Testament books of first and second Samuel, as well as in the Psalms. I want you to notice three truths that made David such an outstanding servant of the Lord, what distinguished him from all the rest. Let’s measure ourselves against these and remember that these are the…

A little over seven years ago in May 2012, I graduated from seminary with my second Master’s Degree. Since that time, I’ve been applying to a variety of pastor positions to no avail. While I’ve had a lot of interviews, none of them have resulted in me receiving a call from a local church.   In the meantime, I’ve served in the local church in a variety of roles since graduating high school almost two decades ago. Presently, I serve as a writer, editor, podcaster, and speaker living in Southern California.  Waiting on God is challenging, frustrating, and painful. See, our flesh and…

Throughout Scripture we are instructed to choose our friends wisely, because with godly friends comes godly wisdom — just when we need it most.

Throughout Scripture we are instructed to choose our friends wisely, because with godly friends comes godly wisdom — just when we need it most.

It is not difficult to find the “bad girls” of the Bible, but have you looked for the good ones? The Bible records true history of many Godly women. Here are just five Godly women found in… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

No one likes criticism, but encountering some is inevitable, so we need to learn how to respond in a godly way.

Life is full of options. Many decisions involve a choice between following God’s way or our own.