Max Lucado’s Blog

Help Through Hard Times: Making a True Difference

A few months ago I wrote an article for, a group dedicated to providing encouragement for those enduring life’s challenges.  I more

A Wedding Prayer

I wrote this prayer for my daughter’s wedding.  Please receive it as a prayer for you marriage as well. —Max A WEDDING PRAYER Would you tak more

“Just a Moment”

It all happened in a moment, a most remarkable moment. As moments go, that one appeared no different than any other.  If you could somehow pick it more

Chuck Swindoll: A Tribute

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in t more

Getting Through When Life Shuts Down

Sometimes life feels like it’s shutting down all around us. The government shuts down. Communication with our teen cuts off. Our marriage is on more

Do It Again, Lord!

A prayer written by Max Lucado for America Prays, a national prayer vigil held Saturday, September 15, 2001.  It seems fitting as we remember t more

Remembering 9/11

Friends, September 11 is fast approaching. How will your church remember the 9/11 anniversary this year? It seems that in the dozen years more

So Glad God Doesn’t Require a Smartphone

My cellphone contract is up. So, I am a candidate for a new smartphone. A week of shopping has made me wonder:  am I smart enough to buy a more

The New Normal

See if the following sounds familiar: The definition of truth is: “Whatever is most expedient at the moment.” Christians are relegated to more

Dad, Your Child is You-nique!

Every child is born with a unique blend of strengths and characteristics. Don’t see your child as a blank slate awaiting your pen, but as a more

Succeeding in the Succession

In 2003, I received a visit from church growth expert Lyle Schaller. He was in San Antonio on a consulting assignment and wanted to stop by for a more

Classy, Not Sassy

The San Antonio Spurs make people yawn. I’ve read the reports: when the basketball team plays, most of the nation tunes out. Our city goes more

Graveside Grief

A Personal Note from Max Lucado… Our hearts go out to Rick and Kay Warren. Since we heard the news of their son’s sudden passing, my wif more

With Christ You Can

The women who buried Jesus on Friday returned to visit him early Sunday morning.  They brought spices and perfumes to anoint the body.  What they more

The Silence of Saturday

Jesus is silent on Saturday.  The women have anointed his body and placed it in Joseph’s tomb.  The cadaver of Christ is as mute as the ston more