23 Great Memories With My Mom…

  The LORD has blessed my Mom and I to develop a great friendship over the years, especially since I have become an adult and Christ-follower. Here’s looking back at some great memories… Continue reading

27 Great Memories With My Dad…

  The LORD blessed me to spend more quality & quantity time with my 94 year old Dad before he went to heaven recently, and it caused me to reflect on some of… Continue reading

Real Women: What They’re Like & How To Become One…

  Real Women   Introduction: Henri Nouwen Quote   “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of… Continue reading

Why I Am Thankful For The Church At Which I Serve…

I feel like the LORD has been helping me more and more to realize what a blessing this local church is and has been to me and my family, so I thought I… Continue reading

When God Feels Far…

  Below is the transcript of an IM thread I had recently with a dear friend of mine. I pray it will be a blessing to you: 12:39am-Friend you are welcome and thank… Continue reading

35 Things I’ve Learned In My 35 Years On Earth…

The Cubs probably will NEVER win the World Series. Sigh…(But I’m still a fan and watching a game at Wrigley is still a fun event to experience with friends and loved ones!) Even… Continue reading

Perspectives On The Afterlife…

From High School Sophomore: “what im confused about is how i dont think its fair that really good people who do great things but aren’t really religious don’t get to go to heaven…i… Continue reading

A Weekend In the Life of A Man, Husband, Papa, Son, Pastor, and Friend…

A Weekend in the Life Of A Man, Husband, Papa, Son, Pastor, & Friend Just thought you all would get some encouragement from this. Our suburban, oftentimes mundane daily life is important to… Continue reading

I Love It When You Write Me “Dear Papa”!…

For video please click HERE   Rapped/Sung to the Tune of Biggie Smalls’ “I Love It When You Call Me Big Poppa” For My Children, Who Write the Most Amazing Notes to Me… Continue reading

So What Does A Youth Pastor DO Anyways?…

  This is arguably the most difficult question I get asked:   “So what exactly do you do during the week?”   I’m usually stumped when I hear that (and the person usually… Continue reading