My daughter got married a few weeks ago. As weddings go, there is a lot of preparation and planning that goes into them, especially for the bride. Being the father of the bride, I gained a different perspective of all that goes into this special day. We didn’t just wake up one morning and go get married. Everything has been planned out for months in advance. With all this preparation for a wedding, it got me thinking about us as Christians, the Church, as the bride of Christ.
Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking our words more seriously and discovering their true selves.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Pizza Ranch for Community Impact Night LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -- It was a pizza party down at La…
"The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply."-Stephen Covey
I love the book of James and the insights, challenges, and truth he brings in his writings. One such challenge that brings truth to me is found in James 1:19 NIV, "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
Overview of the book of Esther
Shortly after I graduated college and my sister-in-law graduated high school, we decided to take a road trip together. 2 Girls, 7 states, one tent, and a trusty Honda Accord took off on a weeklong trek. We learned a tough lesson about always following the map on that trip...
Last Month Pizza Ranch Support Center’s marketing department took a morning to serve at the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux City, Iowa. The team of 11 individuals prepared a meal for the families at the hospital & packaged care kits for families when they come stay at the house.
As a runner, I have learned to value the strength in my legs and every step I take. One verse that always had a special place in my heart can be found in Proverbs 16: 9, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” But you don’t need to be a runner to value and appreciate this verse.
This weekend's baking didn't go according to plan. It reminded me the importance of reading scripture closingly and not leaning on your own understanding.
Have you ever felt like God changes His mind about what He is asking you to do? Back in February 2022, I led devotions and talked about how I felt that God was asking me to go into a season of rest and margin. A season of strategic yes's and more “no”s than usual.
It's not always about winning, sometimes it can be about losing as well. Let's re-think the phrase "Win or Lose" into "Win or Learn".…