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That Church ain’t Dead

That Church ain’t Dead

Dec 29, 2014

This morning over my third cup of coffee, I was thinking about some churches I know that are experiencing diminishing congregations, a mass exodus of Gen X and Gen Y attendees, and a lost focus outside their own church box.  The phrase that popped in my mind was “Ichabod,” the Glory of the Lord has departed. But then immediately in my gut, I felt...

Big Problems Just Mean a Big Life

Big Problems Just Mean a Big Life

Mar 2, 2014

People with small lives don’t have big problems. That was the nugget of wisdom that fell out of my mouth during a talk with a couple of friends about the $h!t-storms they were experiencing recently. Drama and trauma with friends. Bosses. Legal issues. Relationship issues. Money issues. Crises that just seem to happen out of nowhere, that blindside you. And...

Be the Ball

Be the Ball

Aug 21, 2013

Back in the day, way back in the day, when I was in high school and college, I was a really good tennis player. I should have been, after all the hours and hours and hours I spent practicing. There was a tall white stucco wall at the end of the driveway that sat beside the house where I grew up in Tennessee. Though my dad wasn’t happy with me when I took a...

You Need Some Help!

You Need Some Help!

Apr 1, 2013

  As a single guy, feeling the full weight of taking care of the house, the yard, the laundry, the cooking, the dogs, a full time job …, I think I now know exactly why God gave Adam a “suitable helper”. Funny, how every single person I know is focused on finding Mr. Right or Miss Right. The desire for companionship is strong in us humans....

You Might be the Center of the Universe, Afterall

Some days you just feel like crap. Sometimes you feel like your life is going nowhere, that you’re stuck in some barren wasteland of a place, no one is paying any attention to you, your future looks bleak and hopeless. You may even feel like your life is cursed, that God has abandoned you, forgotten your name, and moved on to someone else. You feel done,...

You’ve got important work to do — and you’re gonna need some help!

You’ve got important work to do — and you’re gonna need some help!

Jun 6, 2012

As a single guy, feeling the full weight of taking care of the house, the yard, the laundry, the cooking, the dogs, a full time job …, I think I now know exactly why God gave Adam a “suitable helper”. Funny, how every single person I know is focused on finding Mr. Right or Miss Right. The desire for companionship is strong in us humans. And...

From the Dust Bowl to Your Destiny

From the Dust Bowl to Your Destiny

Feb 12, 2011

“Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran” (Gen 28:10). What could be possibly one of the most boring verses in the entire Bible suddenly jumped out at me with such intensity and meaning, I just had to stop and stare at it for a while. Jacob was a weasel. He was a trickster, somebody well-skilled in passive-aggressive behavior. He was a...

“You Feed Them” – An Invitation to Divine Partnership

“You Feed Them” – An Invitation to Divine Partnership

Aug 12, 2010

I’ve been seeing something lately that’s always been there, and maybe I’ve even known it by another name, but it’s become fresh, more meaningful and more powerfully inviting. It’s the impression of Jesus’ deep desire to enlist more people into partnership with him in the mission of freeing people, helping them, and letting them...

Some Prizes Just Aren’t Worth Pursuing …

Some Prizes Just Aren’t Worth Pursuing …

Oct 10, 2009

Everybody likes getting an award.  We all like a little recognition now and then, holding the spotlight for our “15 minutes of fame.”  President Obama got another taste of that yesterday when he was unexpectedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Instantly, Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, pundits and the man on the street all...

Created for Impact

You were created for impact. So how did you spend your day today? The Bible teaches that God has laid out plans for your life since before you were born.  Plans for purpose. Plans of good things to drop in your lap, gifts from him simply because he loves you.  Plans for a destiny that is both pleasing to him and rewarding for you.  Plans of action, of good...