Knowing Yourself (Part I of IV): Identity…

  Knowing Yourself:   Your Identity, Value, Purpose, & Potential   Lesson I: Identity   Rhetorical Question: Who are you? Not just your name—who and what are you? When you look in the… Continue reading

Christmas From God’s View: Humiliation & Rescue Mission…

Christmas From God’s Perspective:   Humiliation & Rescue Mission   Question: What do you know about the story of Christmas?   Sometimes when you have looked at something for a long time, it… Continue reading

Practical Ways To Get To Know Jesus In Your Daily Life…

1. Ask God to help you know Him better (before you do anything else…just ask Him). . This is what my wife Sarah did. Over a decade ago, she cried out to God, “God!… Continue reading

Written To My Dear Wife On Her 23rd Birthday…

Fair Queen, what might I state to weight thy crown? For thy hath garnered gold and rubies rare What could be writ to further thy renown? Since beauty thine be swept by Western… Continue reading

Characteristics Of A Real Man…

What’s Happenin’ My Friends!?   Recently I was offered the honor of sharing with you all some of my thoughts on what it means to be a real man. I quickly and gladly… Continue reading

Encouragement For Females…

  Before you read this, please listen to the song “Beautiful” by MercyMe (please click HERE).   Now, in honor of…well, in honor of the fact that you are all so FANTASTIC, we leaders have… Continue reading

God Pursues Us Everyday…

God has been with us everyday of our lives, whether we:   -Believe in Him or not -Love Him or not -Spend time with Him or ignore Him -Listen to Him or don’t… Continue reading

Appendectomy A-musings…

  Well, thank the LORD, the fantastic staff at Lake Forest Hospital, my amazing wife, and all of you: I am now at home recovering from an emergency appendectomy, sore but snug in… Continue reading

Encouragement at the Funeral of A Baby…

  I would like to share some encouragement this morning with you all:   A. God loves everyone—the Bible is clear on that. But in the stadium of Jesus’ great love, it is… Continue reading

Poverty & Wealth II (Part II of II): What Do We Do Now?

  “Poverty & Wealth: What Do We Do Now?”   Question: What were you doing at 11:27 at night on May 30th, 2002?   It was a Thursday night—I looked it up. Many… Continue reading