Welcome to the journey… Will you walk with me a while?

Blurry Lights – Grief and the Holidays

Those who grieve can help the grieving. When the lights are blurry, remember many others experiencing the same thing. God’s kindly light shines through the fog of pain and grief.

Local Outreach: Philosophy of Ministry Part 1

There must be a philosophy of ministry undergirding our mission; community outreach. My role is to equip our people and give away the ministry.

Unbridled Skepticism: Rebelling against everything

Unbridled skepticism undermines our thinking.  It is a revolt against knowing. The belief that nothing can be known for certain has run amuck in modern western culture.

A man’s morning prayer – November 4, 2017

Prayer – I look to you today for guidance, contentment and strength. Help me be a good husband, father and minister – a faithful servant

Hurricane Harvey (Video): A story from the Texas Coast

This short vide tells the story of how God has worked in a forgotten place, using a tiny church to serve a community in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The art in the ordinary of life

Our actions and attitudes during the quiet moments of the ordinary tell quite a bit about our character and spiritual life.

Can you look into the world and feel it’s pain?

So much pain, brokenness and loss is all around. God touched me and healed a part of my heart that had been dying in indifference.

Hurricane Harvey: The challenge for every Texan

Hurricane Harvey: Every time people along the coast hear, “Help Houston”, they are hearing something else, an unintended message of, “We have forgotten you!”

Fatherhood: A Father’s Gain – Part 2

Fatherhood is hard. In last week’s post, I described a father’s gain. This week, the story of fatherhood continues.

Fatherhood: A Father’s Gain – Part 1

Fatherhood ain’t easy. As with many father-son relationships, there can be seasons of distance and contention. Sometimes there is a gain to be had.

Great accomplishments of Name-calling in history

There is a lot of name-calling going on. People are sick of it. The best way to get people tune you out is to start name-calling. Name-calling is unhelpful

Are you a person of peace?

There are two kinds of people in this world.  People of Peace and People of Strife.  The question we must ask ourselves is ‘which one am I?’ How can you become a person of peace?

Why are all Christians hypocrites?

Often times, people equate hypocrisy to Christians or the church. I totally agree! All Christians are hypocrites! The question is ‘why?’

Working toward reliability

I make promises and commitments I will not keep to people I care about and depend on me to follow through on my word. This is a very unsettling situation for someone who ‘prides’ themselves on personal integrity. The key word is ‘pride’. I have made huge moral and relational blunders in my past. My pride has blinded me to the fact that I am completely unreliable.

Should not I pity America, that great nation?

How would you describe the ‘tone’ in our nation today?
Would you describe it as charitable and peaceful or toxic and divisive?

We are a nation divided. The media is helping to drive the division. As a Christ-follower, I must counter this division with a comprehensive worldview anchored the word of God. I am called to think redemptively and pursue reconciliation through God’s love. Why is it so hard?

Repurposing Rage – A Voice from the Street

Throngs of angry youth push past me and trample on my only possessions screaming about unfairness and equality. Am I not equal? You never actually sit with me and ask what its like to experience homelessness.

U.S. Elections: What the heck just happened?

A good friend of mine in Montreal Canada posted a comment on Facebook this morning. He and I are on different sides of the political spectrum. So, here we are on the first page of a new chapter in history. As the ink spills and fills the future pages of this book, it is worth noting ‘what the heck just happened’ is not a political shift but a cultural shift.

We Become Whatever We Pursue

Today as in ancient times, people pursue idols of self-gratification, self-deification, money, sex and power. Not much has changed

God vs. the NSA – The ways of man cannot be hidden

Last night, I found myself reading about the Edward Snowden. While you may be able to hide from the NSA, the ways of man cannot be hidden from God.  ALL is known by God.

By This We Know Love

Look for the sacrifice. An act of the will will be involved. It will be an abiding affection, delight and commitment by the one expressing it.