What do you see when you look in the mirror?

When I look in the mirror, I see flaws. But when God looks at you and me, he sees things differently. We see weakness; God sees potential. We see what we are; God sees what we can be. We see the past; God sees the future. The Bible tells us about a man named Gideon who had no visible potential whatsoever. Yet he became a bona fide world changer. In fact, Gideon’s name is included in Hebrews 11, which is . . . read more ›

An Echo in Eternity.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I am thankful for the examples many moms provide and the sacrifices they make. The gospel of Matthew tells us that mothers brought their children to Jesus. I can imagine a lot of laughter and joy as this was happening. Yet inexplicably, the disciples thought this was a bad thing and started turning the children away. Jesus was indignant. He rebuked them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder . . . read more ›

The Power of One.

What Rosa Parks,Steve McQueen and Billy Graham can teach us today. It was 1994, and I had just published a book with a major Christian publisher. This was a first for me, and I suddenly found myself on a bus tour with some very well-known authors, speakers and leaders. One of them was Rosa Parks. I was eager to meet her, and she was very gracious to take the time to talk with me. I was especially impressed with her . . . read more ›

The Second Chance Man

Do you need a second chance in life? Simon Peter did. The faux pas of the apostle Peter were legendary. In the Gospels, more ink is given to Simon Peter and what he said than to any other apostle. Do you know why that is? Peter was always talking. Do you know someone (or maybe you are that someone) who has to offer an opinion on everything, even when they are not asked? That was Peter. He always had something . . . read more ›