Seasons of Sickness

The last few weeks, the Lord has allowed me the opportunity to come alongside some friends and families who are walking through a season of sickness.  Here are ten verses from the Bible that serve as both encouragements and reminders when walking through a season of sickness. As he passed by, he saw a man […]

Peace Through Hard Conversations

This weekend we continued in our series through the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5.  One of the verses we explored was Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  My wife and I were talking about this verse Saturday evening.  One of the questions or challenges we shared together […]

Slippery Rocks

This past Sunday at Salem, we wrestled with the reality that there are times when we feel like there is no reward for living an honorable life.  As a matter of fact, the Bible reveals that this is a concept that people have struggled with literally for centuries.  Psalm 73 is one such passage where […]

Helping People Who Are Stuck

There are seasons in life when everyone feels stuck. Sometimes people feel stuck in their jobs. Sometimes people feel stuck in their finances. Sometimes people feel stuck in their marriage. Regardless of the situation, most understand. Maybe you are close to someone who finds themselves in a tight spot.   Often times we want to help, […]

Forgiveness in Friendship

“Friend” is one of the greatest words in the English language.  Regardless of wealth or fame, if our friendships are poor life is generally miserable. Happiness is largely determined by our ability to enjoy relationships. Many are not aware that the Bible is the greatest book on relationships. Why do people have unhealthy relationships? In […]