• Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you [the Lord, my Shepherd] are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

    Having faith in the darkest valley—during a global pandemic, for example—is bold. It’s natural to feel fearful right now, but believers can have a bold faith and hope during a crisis because of who our God is and what he’s accomplished for us in Jesus.(. . .)

  • Urban legend has it that a woman entered a Haagen-Dazs in the Kansas City Plaza for an ice-cream cone. While she was ordering another customer entered the store. She placed her order, turned and found herself staring face to face with Paul Newman. He was in town filming Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. His blue eyes made her knees buckle. She finished paying and quickly walked out of the store with her heart still pounding.(. . . ) 

  • Since this Sunday is Mother’s Day, I thought I would begin with a list someone made that they have called “Murphy’s Laws of Parenting.” See if you can identify with any of these:(. . . )

  • Singles, how are you doing?

    Maybe our family of faith can’t gather together in person right now, but we can still see smiles and hear laughter. Thanks to technology, our world is more connected than ever before. I imagine that you are staying connected to family and friends through social media and video chat groups even more than before the lockdown (. . . )

  • Married couples, how are you doing?

    I pray that this time spent at home with your loved ones has been an enriching experience for you and your spouse. Has everything been going smoothly as you work together through the growing list of things that need to be done around the house and now can receive the attention they need? Have you been patiently working through “The List” together? (. . .)

  • Parents, how are you doing?

    I know you might be using your only five free minutes of the day to read this email, so I’ll make it quick (. . . )