At 10:30am I finally sit down on my bed, open my Bible and ask God to speak to me from His word. I had a full day of accomplishment. I worked out for an hour and made a new friend at Planet Fitness. I started drafting an e-mail newsletter and had an hour-long conference call…Read more One Prayer Most Christians Don’t Say
Genesis or the book of beginnings launches the story of a man and woman who had everything and lost it with a lie. That lie from the enemy sent Adam and Eve into hiding. When God came looking for them, they were afraid and ashamed at their nakedness. “Then the Lord God called to the…Read more When God Rips Your Mask Off
When I think of holiness, I think of a mean Puritan holding a Bible and pointing the finger at me. I asked my sons, 15-year-old Alex and 19-year-old Chris what picture they saw in their mind when I said the word 'holiness.' Their images of how holiness looks and acts is dramatically different from my…Read more How Does Holiness Act or Look?
For the next few blog posts, I feel like God wants me to focus on holiness. I know this is not a hot cool topic and don't expect a bunch of shares. But I feel so convicted about this that I believe I would be in disobedience if I didn't write about holiness. So buckle…Read more Why You Can’t be a Christian Without Holiness
Lee Grady called from a magazine in Orlando and invited me to go to Smithton Community Church. I thought there must be something to this church if he was getting on a plane to visit the church that was really in the middle of nowhere. When we walked in the doors of this church, I…Read more Part 2: Why I Go To Church
One thing God loves to do is show off. I know this is hard to fathom but God loves to display His power and glory to make a point that you'll never forget. In I Kings 18, God marks the memory of His people by consuming a sacrifice by fire. Some of you may know…Read more Prove God
Recently my oldest son, Chris, became the first valedictorian in my family. He also became the first at his school to receive the largest scholarship in the history of the school. He saw the reward of putting God first and the needs of others before his own desires. Ever since Chris could hold a crayon,…Read more When God Rewards Your Imperfect Teenage Son