When God Comes Calling

When God Comes Calling

If someone had told me in Jr. High that I would grow up to be a pastor, I would have gone into a corner and cried. The most clueless, out of touch people I knew were pastors. In fact, most of the Methodist pastors I’d run across were old, bald and boring. I figured...
The Secret to Deep Change

The Secret to Deep Change

It saved his life. Without an organ transplant, a dear friend was destined to die young. By God’s grace, a donor was found, and the transplant was a success! However, the new organ presented its own challenges. His immune system identified it as a foreign substance...
Does Anyone Ever Really Change?

Does Anyone Ever Really Change?

It is my friend’s stock answer. Whenever someone chides her about altering her ways, she smiles coyly and says, “Does anyone ever really change?” It’s become a joke between us, but the deeper question is no laughing matter. Not long ago, a study showed that when...
Your BIG Goal

Your BIG Goal

“What’s your BIG goal in 2024?” For fun, I asked this question at our recent New Year’s Eve party. It stopped people in their tracks. “Um, I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.”  But within seconds, most of them knew. “Lose 20...