The wisdom of Forrest Gump

“Hello, my name is Forrest, Forrest Gump.” “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.” “Run, Forrest! Run!” “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.” Even though the movie Forrest Gump is 20 years old, it is still an iconic part of American culture. We […]

The Power of Face-to-Face

I feel it when Heidi speaks to me with words of endearment. I sense it when I see the sparkle in my daughter’s eyes. I notice it when a friend walks with me, and we enjoy each other’s company. I am aware of it in my small groups as men gather to share their stories. […]

“What is God’s lesson plan for you today?”

The question came from my mentor, our former high school principle, and it became the basis for many of our conversations together. It’s a startling question for several reasons. First, as a high school Bible teacher, I am inundated with this idea: daily lesson plans and weekly lesson plans, curricular topics for the semester, curricular […]

When you least expect it…

Yes, when you least expect it, that’s when God sometimes does His best work. Our resistance isn’t up because of the surprise factor. So here’s what happened to me when I least expected it. For a long time, God has been helping me uncover so much of my heart that lay buried under years of […]