Comfort · Death · Grief

Grief Resource Recommendations Part 1

A lot of people struggle with grief, often unaware of where to go to help. A relationship with God is always helpful. Christian friends or Christian counseling are also beneficial. For those looking to take more time to go through the subject for themselves or others, I wanted to put together a list of book… Continue reading Grief Resource Recommendations Part 1

Abel · Adam & Eve · Anger · Cain · Confess · Faith · Heart · Repent

Avoiding the Heart of Cain

Emotions often end up controlling us. In and of themselves, they are not bad. In fact, our emotions are God-given, and are given because God Himself has emotions and created us in His image. The problem is that our emotions can overtake us and steer us places we shouldn’t go. One person we have as… Continue reading Avoiding the Heart of Cain

Believers · Bible Study · Church · Church Life · Depth · Pastors · Theology

A Call for Pastors and Churches to Go Deep

For years I have tried to blow the whistle on the subject of shallow theology. This is a current trend among evangelical churches to keep things shallow. It is especially highlighted among the current 20-30-something crowd. Quite a few of my pastoral peers fit into this mold. Most have not heeded the warning. They look… Continue reading A Call for Pastors and Churches to Go Deep

Believers · Creation · Psalms · Rest · Sabbath

When God Makes Us Rest

Our God is a God of rest. He rested after creation. Jesus rested at times. God calls us to rest in Him, and when we don’t there are times He makes us rest.  The first time we see rest in the Bible is after God created the world. “And on the seventh day God finished… Continue reading When God Makes Us Rest

Children · Debate · Justice · Parenting · Peacemaking

How Justice Gets Destroyed

Our society has been instant-cooking rice for years. Our microwaves, email, and hundreds of technological conveniences give us in minutes what previous generations took hours or even days to accomplish. This has bled over into the way we decide who is right on a matter. With social media and 24-hour news stations, we are asked… Continue reading How Justice Gets Destroyed

Blessing · Children · Esau · Genesis · Isaac · Jacob · Parenting · Rebekah · Siblings

How to Avoid Ungodly Sibling Rivalries

When it comes to a lot of subjects, we think that Scripture seems silent. This is often because we are looking for blatant commands instead of realizing Scripture has a lot of principles. These principles can be used for a plethora of situations. We also need to realize that often, there are many principles we… Continue reading How to Avoid Ungodly Sibling Rivalries

Children · Dating · Marriage · Parenting · Seasons of life

Encouragement for Parents with Small Children

If you are a parent of young children, I want to offer encouragement. To those who have only young children at home, this may be some of the most difficult times of your life. There are several reasons for that.  First, this may be the tightest money may be. Either a spouse stays at home… Continue reading Encouragement for Parents with Small Children

Glorify God · Health


One-hundred pounds in 10 months! Recently Tim interviewed Nick Forrester on the “Maddening Theology” Facebook page on his weight-loss journey. Nick is a good friend with Tim and a pastor. Their 45-minute conversation is available on the Facebook page. Nick shared his “theology of weight loss” that he followed and we’d like to share.  My… Continue reading HOW NICK LOST 100 LBS IN 10 MONTHS

Birthright · Esau · Genesis · Jacob · Temptation

Trading Your Inheritance for Chili

In Genesis 25 we have the story of Esau and Jacob. They are the sons of Isaac, who is the son of the “Father of Faith,” Abraham. These twins were very different from each other. They were also at odds with each other.  There is a day that “Esau came in from the field, and… Continue reading Trading Your Inheritance for Chili

Believers · Bike · Comfort · Counseling · Holy Spirit · Scripture

5 Ways God Helps Us Through Our Grief

Grief affects all of us. Many people are grieving the loss of loved ones, loss of relationships, loss of financial stability, loss of physical, emotional or mental health.  There are many ways God can help you with your grief. Here are five ways that God works through your veil of tears. #1 The Holy Spirit… Continue reading 5 Ways God Helps Us Through Our Grief