Are You Dead Before Dying?

Are You Dead Before Dying?

Breathing, yet no pulse of life Existing, yet not living Going through the motions—no passion or desire Afraid to let go, while giving up on dreams—settling for less Life of regret, no chances taken Living in fear, yet no desire to change Are you dead before dying?...
Why Seek the Dead Among the Living?

Why Seek the Dead Among the Living?

Almost everyone lives with some form of regret. In my youth, I considered trying out for a professional football team. Having the size and speed, I thought I could make it. But three weeks before training camp, a mature mentor who I respect deeply, had a father-son...
What You Can Learn From My Limp

What You Can Learn From My Limp

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched. And he was limping because of his hip. (Genesis 32:24-25, 31 / NIV) Dad was a...
God, Please Make My Will Your Will

God, Please Make My Will Your Will

Pray for us to the Lord your God, that the Lord your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do. Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 42:2-3, 6 / NKJV) “God, please tell me or show...
Learn to Respect the “No” Answers of Life

Learn to Respect the “No” Answers of Life

When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. (Acts 16:7, NIV) Typically, we don’t like hearing “No” – yet we hear it often in life. As children, we hear “No” when grabbing cookies...