Anxiety weighs down the human heart (Proverbs 12:25). But there’s a better way. Invite God to speak to the problem.“ Capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Slap handcuffs on the culprit, and march it before the One who has all authority! Jesus says, “Get away from here, Satan!” And as the [...]

2018-04-03T10:21:50+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Refresh|


Come with me to the hill of Calvary. Watch as the soldiers shove the carpenter to the ground and stretch his arms against the beams. Jesus turns his face toward the nail just as the soldier lifts the hammer to strike it! Couldn’t Jesus have stopped him? With a flex of bicep, a clench of the fist, he could have [...]

2018-03-31T15:10:20+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Refresh|


  Six hours, one Friday. To the casual observer the six hours are mundane. But to a handful of awestruck witnesses, the most maddening of miracles is occurring. God is on a cross. The Creator of the universe is being executed! It is no normal six hours. . .it is no normal Friday. His own friends ran for cover. And now his [...]

2018-03-30T10:50:27+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Refresh|

He Did It Just For You

Jesus says to a doubting Thomas in John 20:29, “Thomas, because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” When God entered time and became a man, he who was boundless became bound. Imprisoned in flesh. With a wave of his hand he could have boomeranged the spit [...]

2018-03-29T13:22:21+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Refresh|

The Sign on Christ’s Cross

John 19:19 says, “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews.”  Why is a sign placed over the head of Jesus? Could it be that this piece of wood is a picture of God’s devotion? A symbol of his passion to tell the world about his Son? Pilate [...]

2018-03-27T13:24:38+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Refresh|

Tighten Your Belt

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the [...]

2018-01-11T09:48:42+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Refresh|

Time To Fill Up

There are two types of drivers in this world – those who fill up their car with gas when it’s still half full and those who wait until the level is so low that their dashboard light goes on… and then they guess how many more miles they can get before running out of fuel! [...]

2017-09-15T10:04:50+00:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Not So Common

You lead a common life. Punctuated by occasional weddings, job transfers, bowling trophies, and graduations—a few highlights—but mainly it’s the day-to-day rhythm you share with the majority of humanity. Do commoners rate in heaven? Does God love common people? God answers these questions in a most uncommon fashion. If the word common describes you, take [...]

2017-09-06T10:00:04+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Come to Me

There is a correlation between the way you feel about yourself and the way you feel about others. If you are at peace with yourself you will get along with others. The converse is also true. If you don’t like yourself, if you are ashamed, embarrassed, or angry, other people are going to know it. [...]

2017-08-22T12:58:00+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Refresh|