7 Actionable Ways to Improve Your Bible Study

If you’re like me, you find it way too easy to become lax in your Bible Study time and effort. Here are 7 actionable ways to improve on your most important appointment of the day. 1. Pick (Or Design) A Bible Study Reading Plan Being  intentional about reading scripture is critical to both covering valuable…

Heaven is Better: An Eternal Mindset and the Outdoors.

There are many other things about the specifics of heaven that can be unpacked from scripture, but these two thoughts, that God is there, and that he has made a way for us to be citizens there, are the foundational understandings that should draw our eyes and our greatest desires to it.

The JCS Spring/Summer Reading List: 15 Titles!

Upon returning from a recent pastor’s conference, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving as I unpacked my bags full of fresh new books! I needed filling. My spirit felt dry. If I say that now, I must take the full responsibility on myself, because I no longer have any excuse. 

The Fight Back From Failure

I can’t say that I’ve achieved final victory over failure in life. It would be foolish to try to convince someone it’s even possible. Humans fail. Failure, and the results of it are a harsh and painful reality. What I can affirm, is that if I have any true victory or success at all in this life, it is ultimately because of God’s grace.

Why Telling Men to “Step Up” Falls Short.

Don’t we love heroes? They’re the guy or gal that goes above and beyond the call to selflessly sacrifice for the sake of the “mission”. In the darkest hour, they shine bright. The history books praise their valor and we shower them with medals and gifts. They stepped up. I can remember one of my…

Will You Pray For Me?

It’s OK! You can confess that you don’t have it all together, that life isn’t all right, and that you need someone to pray for you and with you.