What does it mean to be authentic? Many of us have discovered ways to live from a place of authenticity some of the time, but what if we could live from that place all of the time? What exactly does that look like? This week I want to take a look at what it means …

I love Saturday! It is a nice break from the routine of the week. We often go somewhere for breakfast and the rest of the day follows a less structured pattern. I hope today is just what you have looked forward to all week. It’s also a great time to start turning your heart toward …

Today I was talking with a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. It was one of those times when, as we talked, I had an alternate conversation running inside my head. The conversation you could hear regarded the selection of our lunch spot. The other one, the one only I could hear, concerned an area …

It’s possible that you don’t have an answer to the question regarding where you need to show up. And quite frankly, you might even be thinking that you are just fine the way you are. And you know what, you are! You are just awesome and so deeply loved! But I’m going to ask if …

Where do our desires come from? Can I trust them?

Week two of Daily Reads focuses on the need to Show Up so we can experience lasting change.

Good morning! I’m just checking in to encourage you to find a place today to worship with a body of believers. Maybe making a commitment to a particular congregation has been difficult for some reason. I certainly appreciate the struggle. But as a part of pressing in – why not give it a try again? …

Read: Philippians 3:1-4 Today as you start turning your heart toward community worship tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that the work is already done. Isn’t that great news? I suppose you might have people in your life who want to give you a list of righteous requirements – you know things we must …

Read: Philippians 3:13-14; Exodus 33:12-15 Life is compared to a race or athletic competition in many places in scripture. In this passage, Paul says that forgetting what is behind is a prerequisite to pressing in to finish the race so he might receive the heavenly prize Jesus Christ has prepared for him. What is the …

Read: Philippians 3:12-13; Psalm 103:7-13; Jeremiah 31:33-34 Paul admits he isn’t where he wants to be in his experience with Jesus. But he says he FORGETS what is behind… Do you have trouble forgetting? What in your life feels impossible to let go of and forget? In your journal (or mark in your Bible) list …