I Double Dog Dare You!

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!

Accountable Grace (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 7)

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)

Joy’s Power Source (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 5)

When my kids were growing up, we raised club lambs for them to show in 4-H. It was intentional parenting. Not only did they make enough money to buy their first car, but they learned responsibility and the concept of shepherding (both important skills for leaders in training). One of the lessons, "What to do … Continue reading Joy’s Power Source (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 5)

Think Like Jesus (Secret to Joy Filled Life, pt 3)

Relationships are critical to enjoying the human experience! You have probably heard the old saying, "If momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy." It may or may not make you smile, but it speaks to truth.  If our relationships are unhealthy, we are not going to experience the joy God has prepared for us. Please read … Continue reading Think Like Jesus (Secret to Joy Filled Life, pt 3)

Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 2

This is the second installment of a study on John 9. Please see Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 1. My brother-in-law, Hubert Nolen, with a dream from God and a host of partners has launched a new ministry The Hope Center Indy. This ministry seeks to give hope and freedom to women coming out … Continue reading Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 2