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Chapter 3 - An Open Letter To Me 

Another chapter in what I'm now calling my Dear John Letters. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 is one of those dates that - if I'm honest about - I never really thought about until recently. 

When you're 18, 55 looks SO…

Chapter 2 - An Open Letter To Me

October 22 will be the day I celebrate 55 years of soaking up the sun and doing life on this planet.

As I looked back and celebrated the successes - but also shook my head at some of the actions…

An Open Letter To My Younger Self - Chapter 1 

In four days, the calendar will flip to October 22, 2020.

On that day, I will have walked, run, biked, flown, crashed, wrecked, and fallen down on this rock for... 

  • 55 Years 
  • 660 Months 
  • 2,860 Weeks 
  • 20,075 Days 

I've always…

The Main Thing 

As I've traveled over the last decade and shared The Gospel through music and stories of life, it still amazes me at some of the questions I get from churches and church leaders. 

Serving on staff at four different churches…

Where are you Dwelling? 

COVID-9 has caused us to be paralyzed with fear. 

It has robbed us of life, joy, freedom and we have been willing participants. 

Merriam-Webster defines the word Dwell as:

- To remain for a time; to live as a resident…

Just Because

How much of our time do we spend in awe of JUST Jesus versus WHAT he can do or has done for us? 

Do we love him simply because of WHO he is or do we love him because of …

How's Your Walk?

Years ago as a young Christian, I was blessed to work for a man who was not only a wonderful boss but a man who understood what it meant to be a mentor to other Christian men. While we didn't…

Love Wins! 

What drives your motives and actions each day? Is it a desire to accomplish? A desire to succeed? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be at the top of your game.

BUT...

Do you do…

Who Is Your Whosoever? 

One of the most famous verses in scripture - and probably the one that most children raised in a Christian home learn from the moment they can speak - is John 3:16. 

"For God so love the world that…

God's Math - Less is More 

The paradox of The Gospel never ceases to amaze my feeble mind. It's also the thing that I continually struggle with in this world of self-promotion, individual "brand" management and the what-about-me society that we live in today.

Paul wrote…

Perspective Makes All The Difference 

Where is your perspective when facing all the walls, mountains, challenges and obstacles in your life?

Do you look horizontally and focus on what you see?

Do you look around and only take note of what is within…

Whose Toes Are You Dancing On? 

There were a lot of things that I loved about being a Daddy to Daughters. 

I loved teaching them about what it means to be valued. I loved telling them silly jokes. I loved to hear them laugh. I…

Is God Even There? Living In The Silence... 

We live in a world where we expect immediate responses from those we communicate with each day. We have the ability to know if someone has READ a text we send and when they read it. If we post something…

Am I Worthy? 

That simple question is something that I've been chewing on for a few days. And when I chew, I do the only thing I can do to think through things - I write. 

The easy answer to this question…

Grab Hold Of The Keys 

A little over two weeks ago, I penned a blog titled Are You Falling for Satan's Great Lie? You can read it HERE. I ended that post with a "tune in tomorrow for Part 2" and then left…

Simply In Your Presence 

"You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” 

-Psalm 27:8 

As I rolled out of bed this morning to spend some time with my Father, I quietly brushed my…

A Glutton For God 

Have you ever spent much time around truly HUNGRY or STARVING people? I'm not talking about someone who has missed a meal between breakfast and dinner. I'm talking about a child or adult that hasn't eaten for days. Or, if…

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Impossible? Tell That To God!

"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."

- Luke 1:37 

What are you facing today that seems insurmountable? 

What mountains are in front of you that seem impossible to climb? 

What financial, health or emotional battle…

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Trump, Clinton and The Mirror of Our Society

“Eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of God or the work he had done for Israel.” 
– Judges 2:10 MSG 
  
The cry throughout our land the last few weeks…

Keep Your Eyes Fixed Forward

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions...and remembers your sins no more." 
-- Isaiah 43:18, 25 

My life has been filled with stupidity. Decision after…

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Perfect Peace; Perfect Rest

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"  
- Psalms 91:1-2  

This…

What Are You Focused On Today?

What does it mean to serve a Holy God?  
Less of me; more of thee. 
I must decrease so He can increase. 
No idols. 
The daily and constant removal of the trash in your mind.  
An every moment reminder of…

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Salt and Light

This morning as I read this passage..."Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete…

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Shining Some Light On The Subject

“On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads…They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. They stood where they…