The Father’s Loving Plan For You

The Father’s Loving Plan A plan is great but a loving plan is better! God the Father has a loving plan for you. When people talk about making plans the word “loving” usually isn’t attached. Perhaps right now you’re planning a trip. Even if the plans are to be with loved ones we normally just […]

6 Reasons Why We Should Not Seek To Hear God’s Audible Voice

We Need to Hear God But It Doesn’t Need To Be God’s Audible Voice There are many issues in Christianity that are as clear as can be.  It’s clear that God speaks. The Bible begins and ends with God speaking. It’s also clear the Bible is the primary way God speaks to everyone. What isn’t […]

How God Speaks In General And Special Ways

God Speaks To Everyone In General and His Children In Special Ways Communication has changed significantly within my lifetime. When I was born the options were rotary dial landline telephones, written letters, telegrams and telex. Yep, that was it.  It was a simpler time. I remember the fascination I felt when the fax machine and mobile […]

6 Different Things People Mean When They Say “God Told Me”

God Speaks In Different Ways A few months ago a man called the church in need of $100. He’d just gotten out of prison and needed gas money to drive from Kentucky up to Mundelein, IL where his grandmother had left him a house.  He was calling me from the phone at a friend’s place. […]

7 Choices God Gives You Today

God Loves You So Much He Gives You Choices One of my very earliest memories is about an unexpected and delightful choice. When I was three years old I decided to follow my sister to kindergarten. In the safe world of the 1950’s in Santa Barbara, California it was common for kids to play outside […]

Delight in God’s Persistent Love For You

The Persistent Love Of God the Father We admire people who are persistent.  We feel good when less talented people succeed in sports because they wouldn’t give up and worked harder than anyone else. There are individuals we hold in high esteem who failed multiple times in life but didn’t give up and finally succeeded. […]