Personal Retreat of Solitude With Jesus…

Cedarly Delafield, Wisconsin October 21-25, 2007   Desiring Jesus. For at least eighteen months now I have been desiring Jesus: desiring to know Him, to be with Him, to meet with Him, to… Continue reading

Practical Tips for Reading the Bible Consistently…

(underlined words/phrases below are links that can be clicked on) Let me start off with a personal admission: it has been difficult for me over the past fourteen+ years of following Jesus to… Continue reading

Immersed In the Streets of Chicago (Meeting A Man Named Troy)…

For the sixth summer in a row the LORD Almighty has blessed me, with the help of many others, to lead a group of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders into Chicago with the… Continue reading

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager…

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager: Some Tips to Take the Emotion Out Of The Discussion! Recently, a parent of a 7th grader asked me for some tips on how to talk about dating… Continue reading

Some Lessons I’ve Learned Being A Pastor…

  These are neither exhaustive, definitive, nor “everything you need to know” about being a pastor. They are simply, upon prayerful reflection, some of the lessons God has taught me about being a… Continue reading

Surrender…

Story This is a story about an unassuming 5th grader who unfortunately gets bullied every day by a 6th grader who is bigger, stronger, taller, more clever, and more determined to get everything he… Continue reading

The Invitation (What Excuses Do We Give To God?)…

“The Invitation (What Excuses Do We Give to God?)” *(The Biblical text is in italics; SoulSpartan’s comments are in regular type throughout the Biblical text)   For those of you who have had a great… Continue reading

Seeing Your Parents From Their Perspective…

Changing Our Point of View: Looking at Parenting (and Family) From Our Parents’ Perspective In this article we are going to be talking about parents. That is, we are hopefully going to see ourselves,… Continue reading

Ways To Connect With Your Children At All Ages…

Greetings Parents~ Please let me share with you something that happened to me and my wife. Sarah and I had just finished tucking in our children to sleep for the night, and our… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately (Part V)…

Greetings My Friends~ As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading