Have you ever done something as soon as you did it you wanted to take it back? Yeah, I have been there too. In the 2018, US Open, Phil Mickelson was putting on the 13th hole (glad I am not superstitious) when he missed the putt. The ball was picking up speed and sure to … Continue reading Mulligan!
I can think of about four times in my life when I felt the world closing in on me. I can remember how everything on the peripheral seemed to become fuzzy and there was an intense focus on the person giving me bad news. Each time I felt completely out of control. And I was. … Continue reading Drowning in Digestive Juices
Have you ever thought, "God must have something more for me"? Many people that I have talked to have answered that question yes. There is a longing in their heart that there is something more significant for them to accomplish. God had something significant for the Old Testament prophet Jonah. But Jonah had a problem. … Continue reading There Has to Be Something More!
Purity is eternal. Evil is temporary. Think about that statement. Purity is eternal. God is pure, holy and eternal. Evil had a beginning. Evil began when Satan chose to rebel against God. Purity will continue forever. Evil will be separated from God for eternity. Purity was and is and will forever be. Evil began; it … Continue reading Purity Is Eternal – Evil Is Temporary
In a casual read of Genesis 1, there is a phrase that sticks out, "And God saw that it was good." But in Genesis 2:18, we see that God said, "It is not good for man to be alone." So He sent Adam on a Divine Quest. You may be wondering what is a Divine … Continue reading Community Is Worth It!
I was just out of college. It was my first ministry. My mentor, the Lead Pastor of the church I was serving, helped me through a broken engagement. After it was over, he wrote me a handwritten note. In it he talked about how important it is to share deeply with a friend when you … Continue reading You Can Puke on Me!
I believe the enemy has pulled one of the greatest stunts of history over on humanity. It is the sisification of the church. I know that I am not alone nor the first to recognize and write about the this issue. However, I let me define sisification: Sisification is the movement of a culture to eliminate … Continue reading I Double Dog Dare You!
One of the first teaching moments for me, after becoming a follower of Jesus, was a chapel service at Taylor University. The speaker that day was Dr. Tony Evans. I can't remember a single thing he said, but a lady sang a song that has stuck with me. In the song there was a line, … Continue reading Preparing for a Miracle
Here is the bad news: Relationships are messy. Last week, I was praying with a friend. As we talked about life, he shared with me about how he was once again in court with his ex-wife. We reflected on how our vow before God of "until death do us part" is something even after divorce. … Continue reading Accountable Grace (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 7)
I love talking with immigrants. They love the USA. They love the freedom, opportunity and acceptance. They have come here and are working hard to become naturalized citizens. Their work ethic and patriotism warm my heart. I recently read this, "US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, 'The only title in our democracy superior to … Continue reading Live Up (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 6)