Step Into Jesus’ Easy Yoke

We strain and stress. We hurry and worry. We think it’s normal. We say, “It’s hard to be a Christian!” But Jesus says, “Come to me… My yoke is easy.” Easy? Yes, easy! Our Biblical insights and personal examples will help you understand practically what Jesus’ easy yoke is and how you can live, work, and relate with people in that easy yoke.

Jesus’ Easy Yoke for Pastors

Pastors today face tremendous pressure, heavy burdens, and stress overload. They’re constantly pressured to improve in the A-B-C’s of church success: Attendance, Buildings, and Cash. Their church’s growth is measured by how many people attend their services, how big their buildings are, and how much money they can raise for their ministry. Many pastors we talk with feel…

Becoming a Good Person by Being in Jesus’ Easy Yoke

In Jesus’ easy yoke we can become the kind of person who genuinely and consistently loves God, neighbors, and even enemies. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus explains what a truly good (and happy!) person is like and how to become one. But most of us who seek to follow Jesus don’t understand his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and in the inward transformation of the heart he brings.

Run Easy

“You make it look easy” a neighbor said as I ran by. “Thanks! I’m having fun,” I replied. “Have a great day!” I was doing a training run for the Boston Marathon, which I’m running in on April 16th. I wish I had the opportunity to tell my neighbor what I’m about to tell you.…

Sightless Among Miracles

Look! God is Doing Miracles All Around You! Two days ago we came home from vacation I found our front door left unlocked. (The girl who cared for our cats forgot to lock it.) A wave of fear hit. Then I got really scared when I heard a phone message from the local police urging…

Abruptly Break into Prayer

“Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: ‘Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You’ve concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that’s the way you like to work.’ “Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.” (Matthew 11:25-27, MSG) A Praying Life Most of…