A Christmas Letter

December 23, 2013

I always get ramped up thinking about you this time of year. Although I am a grown man, there is something about Christmas that takes me back to my childhood days of innocent, raw belief and unbridled anticipation. In those younger years, when the only calendar I understood was how many days I was away [...]

Failure

August 5, 2013

Her look, a combination of Palomino colored hair and glitzy aquamarine eyes made her stand out from others like a lighthouse. I didn’t know her well but when I was around her she seemed to have an inner spirit that was as gentle as a whisper. I was drawn to her laid-back Sunday afternoon personality. [...]

Tragedy in Boston

April 19, 2013

In much of life there is no question more impossible to answer than “WHY?” The how, what and when will eventually be revealed but the “why” of Boston, New York, Aurora and Sandy Hook may never truly be discovered. Unanswered questions are usually the most haunting. I can rack my brain with possible reasons for [...]

2013 Windows of Opportunity

January 3, 2013

On Jan. 1, the kids, Missy and I held our traditional New Year’s family devotion. This is not some sappy time of making resolutions we won’t keep, but a time to reflect on the previous year’s successes, failures, joys and heartaches. Each person, from my nine year old and up, shares some of their happiest [...]

The Power of Prayer

May 3, 2012

I believe in the power of prayer because I have seen God move in a mighty way because of the prayers of his people. I’ve seen men who have rejected Christ’s salvation for decades make a personal decision to follow him. I’ve seen marriages, which were on the brink of failure, be healed. I’ve seen [...]

True Beauty

November 8, 2011

Television today includes numerous reality shows revolving around wedding nuptials, which stress importance in physical appearance and grandiose events –  everything from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” to the Royal Wedding to ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which encourages couples to visit the altar after only a few short weeks of “dating.” These shows are sending [...]

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

October 25, 2011

I’ve learned that sometimes my plans aren’t always God’s plans. Through many years of ministry, He has shown me that He works in mysterious ways, and often He wants me to step out of my comfort zone in order to do His will. Last Sunday was one of those times. I traveled to Oklahoma to [...]

Nothing New Under the Sun

October 20, 2011

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Last December, the Parents Television Council released a survey about teen girls being exploited on TV. The study found that “when underage female characters appear on screen: more sexual content is depicted; the teen girls [...]

Creativity + Biblical Truth

October 18, 2011

In my years of parenting, I have learned that it is essential to teach children spiritual Truths at home. Sure, they will learn things from Sunday School, VBS or even Christian schooling, but it is our responsibility as parents not to let the spiritual development of our children lie in the hands of others. Proverbs [...]

Questioning God

October 13, 2011

Sometimes life is hard. Matter of fact, sometimes life just stinks.   The question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” is one that individuals have been asking for centuries. Often, we have no idea why certain things happen and that’s what makes it so hard.     Why did we lose that job? [...]