Connecting American Idioms (Sayings) With The Bible…

1. You rest your case? Jesus wants you to give Him EVERYTHING so you can have a real rest with Him. (Matthew 11:28-30 NLT)  2. Jesus will do more than “raise your eyebrows”—He… Continue reading

Don’t Give Up When Hard Times Show Up!

Roller Coasters Excitement, Nervousness, Fear, Anticipation, Exhiliration, Hope, Regret This is what I feel EVERY TIME I get on a roller coaster. Part of me wants to ride, and part of me doesn’t.… Continue reading

God’s Gear For Getting Through Grief (Psalm 13)…

Many of us are happy to see 2011 go.  It was debilitating in many ways and at the very least, very difficult.  For many of us, when we look forward as much as… Continue reading

Biblical Responsibilities of A Husband…

Ephesians 5 1. Be An Imitator of God In Your Friendship With Your Wife: that is, live a life of love/sacrifice to God and for your wife, from the marriage bed to helping… Continue reading

Nine Month Conversation With A God-Seeker…

I want to share this conversation with you for a few reasons: 1. To encourage you that God is working through Alpha! My friend went through the Alpha course on a quest to… Continue reading

I’m A Dad…And I LOVE It!

There are plenty of difficult/frustrating aspects to being a Dad (most of them a result of my own shortcomings/flaws, not my kids’!). But this note intends to highlight the myriad of amusing/funny/encouraging parts… Continue reading

Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To Jesus…

I will sing of Your mercy, that leads me through valleys of sorrow, to rivers of Joy…(“The Valley Song” by Jars of Clay) He comes down from the heights of absolute being into… Continue reading

40 Reasons Why I Admire My Wife…

1. Because you invest the time to make our daughters homemade lunches to take to school, often including a loving note, a sandwich bag with hearts on it, and healthy options like fruit.… Continue reading

Intriguing Thoughts From My Recent Time With God…

1. Jesus didn’t seem to systematically draw gridlines/utilize strategies around Judea, Samaria, and Galilee to physically heal, spiritually transform, and verbally teach as many people as possible during His three year public earthly… Continue reading

Words of Encouragement at the Funeral of A Teen Suicide…

Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. … Continue reading