John 20: 1-10 - I Need To See Better

Recently I ordered a shirt I that says, Spoiler  Alert: the tomb is empty. The crucifixion of Jesus was a dark, unfair day. All of us have experienced dark days of failures, traumas, disappointments, and subjects of unfair treatment.…

John 19: 23-30 - 4 Tools for Emotional Healing

When we experience trauma, abuse, and mistreatment, three emotions surface: anger, sadness, and anxiety. They must be managed well or they end up controlling our lives and damaging our hearts. In fact, many people who have suffered need…

John 18:28 - 19:22 - The Softest Pillow is a Clear Conscience.

Pontus Pilate. He is not a man many people envy. He had to make an impossible decision: to crucify Jesus or not. A decision he did not want or choose to make. What guided Pilates decision? Was it google, politics, popular opinions, or faith?…

John 18: 1-17 - Sin is Sneaky

Be sober minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Temptations lurk everywhere.  Over time cracks will form in our hearts and take us away from God. This…

John 17: 20-26 - Love Can Grow Deeper

I love you and you and you! Today’s society leads us to believe that we should love everyone-just the way they are. Is that just a selfish, self-seeking definition or the true meaning? In the love passage, Corinthians 13…

John 17: 11-19 - Where do you find safety?

Life is hard. We all have experienced times of suffering. God says in 2 Corinthians 4: 8-12 we are hard-pressed on every side. Left at that, life can seem hopeless.The good news for Christians is that God wants us to feel safe. The end of…