The Joy of a Captivated Heart

The Joy of a Captivated Heart

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him [1 John 2:15]. What does it mean to not love the world? We are a part of this world and interact with it daily. There are many attractive benefits and...
Out-Loving, Out-Serving, Outstanding

Out-Loving, Out-Serving, Outstanding

Loving is serving, but not all serving is loving. The motives behind serving determines whether or not it is loving. My wife and I recently participated in a small group study discussion on dating and marriage relationships. As each person shared his or her thoughts...
Expectations: Discovering what is Unrealistic

Expectations: Discovering what is Unrealistic

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9) I’m a fairly down to earth guy. Blue jeans, untucked shirt, no expensive hobbies, no designer clothes… Just a regular guy. But a recent experience surprised me regarding my sense of...