A New Website

A New Website Launch Today I’m announcing the official design launch of my new website. Many of you have been following my posts for some time, and for that, I say, “Thank you!” Others of you, I’ve added to my email distribution because I see you as a valued part of my life and want […]

One Word Goal For 2020: Acceptance

Most years, I choose one word than a resolution to focus on to start each New Year. In prior years I’ve chosen hope, faith, and peace. With each choice has come a singular area of focus for growth. My goal came after doing ministry over multiple days, with two different approaches — the second day’s […]

Advent: Week Two, Faith!

Faith can be challenging! Faith is rough when we don’t know how long our faith must sustain us. Faith is even more robust when we struggle to see if we’ve heard from God rightly. Despite these and other challenges, there are some certainties with faith too. Christmas then reminds us that the object of our […]

Prayer Towards Our Criticism

Dear Lord, We pray for a culture who doesn’t seek only criticism. Both sides criticize, no matter the side one is on, no matter the issue. Yes, we have differences, but none of us are perfect. Rather, let us all stop being self-righteous,

My One-Word Goal For 2019

New Years has come and went; so are the resolutions many of us do not keep. Perhaps you made some resolutions, maybe not. Either way, I want to encourage you to restart by doing what I have done the past few years: choose a one-word goal. In 2015, I did my first one-word goal by […]

Autumn Rest 

“Make it a source of spring water; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.” -Psalm 84:6 (CSB) Therefore, a Sabbath rest remains for God’s people. -Hebrews 3-4 (CSB)   Autumn is a season of beauty. The days begin to get cooler from the hot summer season. The leaves change and fall to the […]

Faith is in Order

The military is a way of life. From the early mornings to the long days, there is a pattern to the military lifestyle. A part of that design is orders. Just about everyone in the military takes orders from someone. Most of the time the orders make sense. Occasionally the orders don’t make sense, but one […]

No Resolution, But My One Word Goal For 2017: Peace

In 2015 I did not set any New Year’s Resolutions. Rather, I chose to focus on a “One-Word Goal” for that year; The word was hope. Over 2015 I focused on hope in a variety of areas. I read books on hope; I changed my view towards things, and I eliminated many influences that were […]

God CAN & MAY Put More On You Than You Can Handle

God CAN & MAY Put More On You Than You Can Handle Many of us have heard the phrase “God will never put more on us than we can handle.” A friend of mine asked me about this phrase this morning. His concerns were, “Can someone please give me a solid biblical understanding of the […]