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…

Be Free! Live in Jesus’ Easy Yoke!

Are you free – really free? Are you at peace being the person God created you to be and enjoying your life with him? Many people we talk to are wearing a heavy yoke. They’re working all the time. Or they’re worried about money or their health or their kids. Or they’re tired of trying…

Find Rest, O My Soul

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone,” David prays in Psalm 62:5. Is your soul at rest? Are you living in Jesus’ “easy yoke”? (Matthew 11:28-30). God’s peace is elusive for most of us! We may struggle with worry, irritability, or jealousy.  Or we may keep ourselves busy all the time. Control Issues Why…