The Best Comment I Ever Received (So Far)

I always said that I wanted to be a father deserving of those corny plaques displayed at the Christian bookstores. If my boys ever gave me one of them, and I deserved it, then I would feel I had accomplished what God called me to do as a dad. I’m thinking now that I may need to contextualize that standard with the culture of the day. [...] Continue Reading…

Marriage Help From Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family has a broadcast over the next few days that I would strongly encourage all women to listen to. Men should listen also, but it is primarily geared to a female audience. Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks about the differences between men and women, and how understanding these differences can improve a couple’s relationship. If I had one piece of marriage advice I would give to a couple, this would be the advice I would give to the female. [...] Continue Reading…

Are You Ready For The Economy To Improve?

There are signs of encouragement and life returning to the economy. The unemployment rate is a factor that usually lags behind other indicators, so that’s still very discouraging, but there are hints of better days to come. How should we react during the waiting times like this? Let me offer a few suggestions:
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What Does The Obama Girls New Dog Have To Do With Easter?

The Obama’s have a new dog. The dog is a six-month-old Portuguese water dog, named Bo, given to Malia and Sasha Obama by the Edward Kennedy family. Apparently the dog wasn’t working out at the previous owner’s home, so they thought to give it to the Obama family. I’m happy for them, knowing the joy an animal can bring a household. [...] Continue Reading…

It’s Saturday, but Sunday’s Coming!

One Saturday morning some 2,000 years ago, surely there was a group of mixed-up, hurting, confused, sickly, tired, afraid, and desperate people. They had placed all their hopes in a man who claimed to be the promised Messiah. They were there when their hope was nailed to a cross. They watched their mentor and friend die a cruel death. What would they do now? What was next? [...] Continue Reading…

Passion Play Via Twitter?

Technology is being used in incredible ways for Kingdom growth. It seems this Easter I have seen much more advertising for “Internet Church”. Several leading churches are encouraging people to check out the Internet this Easter. That’s not new, but it seems more prevalent this year than ever. [...] Continue Reading…

Daylight Makes Darkness Disappear

That is, until the morning came. The night before it was dark. I couldn’t see fully what I was doing. There was one bracket holding the light in place that when moved, made the headlight one of the easiest to change I have ever experienced. I’m driving his truck this week as he drives mine, so I’m thankful for the headlight. [...] Continue Reading…

Matt Chandler: Jesus Wants The Rose

This blew me away when I saw it the first time. This probably captures my heart for the church and church planting as well as anything I could say. My heart breaks for the person who so desperately needs the Gospel, but has been bruised or even rejected by the church. Christ would never reject you. In fact, He was rejected so that you could be received. He loves you that much. [...] Continue Reading…

Inspiration from a 200 Year Old Church

Our church is 3 ½ years old. We have learned a lot in that time, but each day we realize we have so much more to learn. We usually look to newer churches to get inspiration, simply because they are closest to doing things the way we do them, but recently I was reminded that there are things I should learn from much older churches. [...] Continue Reading…