3 Steps to Make the Greatest Impact
There’s a better way to teach the next generation to bring about change.
Being Redeemed and Choosing Life
The Greatest Love Story of all time is beautifully portrayed in the Bible through Rulth.
Telling the Story of Jesus in the Way We Use Our Time- Part Seven
We’re meant to spend our time urgently telling people about Jesus’ love for all mankind.
Bow Before the King
I’ve always loved watching and reading anything about medieval times. Kings and their royal families, strong and fearless knights storming […]
Finding True Joy Means Looking in the Right Place
If you are running low on joy, take a minute and reflect on this amazing truth . . .
Jesus’ Birth Eliminated a Front-Line Worker’s Job
Jesus offered a personal, agonizing sacrifice for God’s people that changed the world.
What is Grace? God’s Love When You Mess Up
When we accept the incredible gift of grace, we can see the freedom Christ came to give us.
Do You Love to Tell the Story? Part One
Do your words point to Jesus or do they carelessly divide the body of Christ?
How to be Intentional About Gratitude
True gratitude begins by “entering” God’s presence with thanksgiving.
What is Your Church’s Disciple Making DNA?
A healthy church should be obedient to what God has clearly commanded: making disciples
Let’s Bring Back Forgiveness and Compassion
Keeping no record of wrongs and forgiving without limit seem impossible in today’s world.
From Nicaragua to Cuba and Discovering Truth
Throughout their ministry the Gaitans have seen how God plants seeds in people’s hearts.
What is Your Worst Fear and What Can You Do About It?
God’s plan for us doesn’t include living in fear but living in confident hope.
Being Certain and Being Right Are Two Different Things
My objective that day was to get to the hospital in downtown Chicago before the surgery to have prayer with […]
Is Church Attendance the Sole Evidence of Your Salvation?
There are many reasons Christians are losing the culture, but these are probably the top four. They are all ouch-worthy, […]
Is Peace Even Possible?
Peace. Oh, how we need it in our world today. Before you say, “Duh, Captain Obvious!” or point the finger […]
Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick
There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]
Through all of This Chaos There is Hope
Be still.Be quiet.Listen. Sometimes, when the world around us seems to spiral and spin off each page of every day, […]
You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus
Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]
Here’s Why You Don’t Ignore the Guy With Tattoos
As usual, my plane was late and I did not think I would be able to make the connection. I […]
Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?
What is the antidote for racism, prejudice, hate, ethnic nationalism and supremacy? First of all, there is no form of […]
Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?
Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?” And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]
A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Part Eight
(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]
Not a Suggestion But a Command: Multiply
When churches become healthy, thriving, and begin to live “sent” they accept the mission God has given them. They realize […]
Here’s How to Ensure You Don’t Betray Your First Love
“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) I feel the truth of […]
7 Ways to Upgrade Your Prayer Package
At the risk of losing you before we get started, I confess that I am old enough to remember the […]
Real Faith is Transformational not Informational
Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]
Real Religion is Faith That Works
Greg Stier, Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries, tells the story of encountering a fan of Marilyn Manson […]
Facing Rejection and Finding Acceptance
For four months I’ve been studying the book of Mark in the Bible because I received a slightly random and […]
What Boldness is Not
I want to be bold. Do you know what I mean? I want to live a life that makes a […]
8 Ways to Conquer the Destructive Power of Fear: Part Three
It is true that fear has a destructive power in our life. But it is also true that faith in […]
The Destructive Power of Fear-Part One
People are afraid. They are afraid of losing their health, wealth, mind, job, spouse or children. They are afraid of […]
7 Definitions of a Friend
When the First World War ended, the King and Queen of Belgium wanted to honor President Hoover for the aid […]
6 Ways You Can be a Barnabas
Barnabas was, in my opinion, the greatest man in the New Testament other than Jesus. Why? Because Barnabas was an […]
Tilling the Garden of Your Marriage
Springtime means gardens for many people. While my husband and I have tried our hand at vegetable gardens before, it […]
What is God Doing With This Crisis?
Most of us would admit that we are living in times that are distinct from anything we have ever known. […]
Politics, Religion and Freedom: Lessons From a Veteran
I was born into a military family. Those are my roots, and because of that, I probably don’t see the […]
6 Ways to Share Your Story With Non-Christians
(Read “How to Transition into ‘Gospel Conversations’ with Non-Christians” as it builds on this blog. https://lifeword.org/blog/how-to-have-gospel-conversations-with-non-believers/ As you peel back […]
Easter: The Rest of the Story
Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on […]
Now is the Perfect Time for an Appointment with God
As I sit to write these words, I have just listened to our national leaders warn us that we are […]
It’s Time to Speed the Spread (of the good news)
When was the last time you spread the good news? What an odd time to think about spreading things! News […]
How to Have Gospel Conversations With Non-Believers
Sam Chan’s wonderful book Evangelism in a Skeptical World fleshes out a practical pathway to create “gospel conversations.” Simply put, conversations have three […]
How to Deal With Prideful People
When someone opposes you, do your words kind of soften? Are you tempted to pull punches, or change the subject altogether? […]
Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose
There are only two ways to live life: Your way. God’s way. There is no third way. To put it […]
This is How the Cycle of Anger and Abuse Can Stop With You
Growing up, I thought my family was like every other family and then I learned that we weren’t. But wait, […]
Here’s Why You Should Read the Bible
It’s something we’ve heard preached about plenty of times. It’s almost like broccoli: We know it’s good for us, but […]
This is How You Can be the Salt of the Earth
“Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.” […]
The High Price Others Pay for Our Missed Opportunities
“Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.” (Colossians 4:5) H. Jackson Brown has been quoted as saying, […]
This is What “Living Sent” Means
The command to “live sent” may or may not be a familiar phrase in today’s church vernacular. Same goes for […]
Lessons From the Ultimate Traitor
Even if you’ve never read the Bible, you know who he is and what he did. Thesaurus.com lists Judas as a synonym […]