'Equipped' Tagged Posts

'Equipped' Tagged Posts

OCTOBER 4, 2023

Dear Friends, When he was elected President in 1960, John F. Kennedy was 43 years old.  He had two toddlers at the time, and the media loved showing the Leader of the Free World in the Oval Office with his children scampering about.  He may have had a Secret Service detail protecting him and a secretary scheduling his every appointment, but his children had priority access to their father.     I’m sure there were times when the children were told…

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Dear Friends, On a Tuesday in mid-December of 2020, I was in a recording session in our old FamilyLife studios here in Little Rock.  It was our practice before each recording session to have lunch with our guests, to help them relax and talk about the upcoming programs we would be recording.  We all left the recording session that day feeling good about the programs we had produced. On Friday, one of the people who had been in the session with us…

SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Dear Friends, Human beings are religious people.  It’s not a question of whether you worship a deity or not.  It’s only a question of which deity you choose to worship. Novelist David Foster Wallace made this point in a 2005 commencement address to the graduating class at Kenyon College.  Before the phrase “go viral” was applied to online content, his address achieved that status.  Here’s part of what he told his audience as they sat waiting to receive their diplomas.  “In the day-to-day trenches of…

SEPTEMBER 6, 2023

Dear Friends, I have spent this week being reminded of how great a gift music is.  God has created us to be people who worship Him.  And He gave us music as a way to engage our hearts and minds in expressing our love and devotion for Him.  Along with others form our worship team at Redeemer, I’ve been in Nashville with more than 6,000 people thinking about how music is also a tool we use for fulfilling the Great Commission.  You’ve probably…