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Big things come in small packages

Have you ever looked under the Christmas tree to inspect still-wrapped gifts for size and shape and weight? As a child, I used to think, “the bigger, the better.” But over the years, I’ve discovered the wonderful reality that big things come in small packages. In fact, the greatest things come in small packages. This couldn’t […]

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The Wonder of Christmas

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of the year… One of the challenges of Christmas is letting God speak to your soul rather than simply lull you to sleep. The familiarity of Christmas stories, songs, and scriptures can detour your heart down an emotional street, […]

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But God…

I am overwhelmed, but God is in control. I am alone, but God is with me. I am confused, but God understands. I am attacked, but God has my back. I am frail, but God never fails. I am hurt, but God heals. I am betrayed, but God plans it for good. I am tired, […]

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How does love respond to failure?

For most students, this time of year is filled with final examinations and graduation celebrations. With the tests, come the opportunities to succeed as well as the risks of failure. Test are given to not only to demonstrate what has been learned, but also to expose what is still unknown and what’s left to be […]

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OKLAHOMA RELIEF

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and emergency personnel in Moore, OK. PlanoBibleChapel is partnering with other local churches to send much needed supplies directly Moore, OK shelters where it is needed. If you live in the Plano, TX area, please click here for a specific, limited list of items needed and drop-off […]

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Praying for those in Moore, OK today

Over the past week, we have witnessed the devastating effects of thunderstorms and tornadoes.  This morning, our hearts are breaking for the people in Moore, Oklahoma who are suffering unimaginable loss. We mourn for those who have lost children, lost their homes, and lost their hope. Even while we pray for them today, we also […]

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How does love respond to differences?

Variety is the spice of life! It’s often said that differences are what attract a couple to each other, and differences are what drives them apart.  That’s true not only in romance, but also in friendships and other relationships. The differences that we don’t like in others – or in ourselves – keep us from […]

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How does love respond to hurts?

Over the past week, we have experienced great fear after the Boston Marathon Bombing and deep sorrows following the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, as well as, many individual losses and significant hurts. When tragedy strikes, the priority of love becomes clear. Even the greatest of rivals can come together to support one another in […]

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In search of the simple life

If you’re anything like me, most days you find yourself physically tired, relationally overextended, emotionally exhausted, and spiritually drained from doing too many things. In an effort to grow spiritually, spend time with your spouse, help your children develop their gifts, hold down a job, serve at church, clean the house, mow the lawn, be […]

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God’s Unspeakable Joy

There are times in life when Christmas doesn’t seem so merry. There are moments when Christmas lacks… joy. Especially when we hear bad news, tragic news. As we try to voice what happened in Newtown, Connecticut last week, there just are not words that can fully articulate the tremendous grief and unexplainable sorrow. Connecticut officials have […]