Engage Bob, Engage! Do Something!

As a family we watched great movies as the girls grew up.  To name a few, Barbie [not the greatest for me], Minions, Megamind, Star Wars, the Marvel movies, and the Incredibles.  One scene in the Incredibles, we still joke about.  It’s the scene where the family is at dinner.  Dad was in his office and completely disconnected from the family.  The kids were at the table and started fighting as the mom tried to get them to . . . Read More »

How Religion Will Steal Your Courage

When our girls were in elementary school, it was a great time for them.  Great school, great teachers.   The girls were always happy to go to school and always happy to come home.  Then they hit third and fourth grade.  That’s when everything began to change.  Now, they had homework.  They would bring home a work sheet to fill out.  It seemed overwhelming for them.  And some nights, they spent more time being frustrated about the worksheet than . . . Read More »

Unapologetic and Ferocious Courage

Why can’t we fully experience God’s grace?  Because we make our sin and failure a bigger deal than God’s grace.  And until we make God’s grace a bigger deal than our sin and failure, we will struggle to fully experience God’s grace.   This is important because experiencing God’s grace is the foundation to being redeemed and forgiven.  That was Sam’s point last week and it was so well done. Let’s get practical.  There are basically two parts to . . . Read More »

For Freedom, You Must Face A Battle

Have you ever seen the movie ‘Groundhog Day’?  It’s an older movie where a TV weatherman name Phil wakes up every day to the exact same day, over and over and over.  He keeps looping and can’t get out of it.  It drives him a little crazy. Do you feel like that?  Do you feel like you are looping in life?  Every day is like the last one.  Same fears.  Same insecurities.  Same complaints.  Same financial struggles.  And . . . Read More »