Here is the online adaption of my article published in the March 2021 issue of Charisma Magazine. In December, I was hired to write 2,000 words on a very sensitive topic. The title, sub header, and graphics were picked out already by the editorial team. I was grateful for the opportunity, and I tried to … Continue reading My Article Published In Charisma Magazine
The recent revelation of adultery from popular pastor, Carl Lentz, hits me on a personal level. In 2014, Christina and I took a vacation to New York City and visited the Lentz-led Hillsong church. God used this visit to change my life. My wife, who is a wonderful musician and worship leader, loves Hillsong’s music. … Continue reading Stop The Show: Thoughts About Carl Lentz, Lawrence Henderson, and Waffle House
I can make the same face, too, when God starts to dig around in my heart. I'll never forget when the verse above, Philippians 2:3, came alive to me in a fresh way: "let nothing be done for selfish ambition or vainglory"
"I waited patiently for the Lord... I certainly do not like waiting. In fact, I have this strange tendency to assume when God promises me something that it's going happen in a timetable that seems reasonable to me."
Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what He has made crooked? Ecclesiastes 7:13 NLT The Scripture above is very interesting and reminds me of what God said to Isaiah, "my ways are not your ways". The Hebrew word here for "crooked" is AVATH and it means "to bend, to make … Continue reading Has God Ever Messed Up Your Plans? (Ecclesiastes 7:13 Devo)
Anxiety has become an epidemic. But through thanksgiving we can turn our worry into worship. Have you ever been worried? As a new believer, a better question for me would have been, "Have you ever NOT been worried?". Since a small child, I had lived in a state of anxiety. Fear was my constant companion, … Continue reading Thanksgiving: Our Weapon Against Worry
4 practical tips we gleaned from God's Word to keep off the weight. It's been a little over two years since I lost 80 pounds. (My wife was able to lose over 50!) Though I fluctuate a bit, I thank God I've been able to keep the weight off. (My wife, too!) Today, I want … Continue reading How I Lost 80 Pounds and Kept It Off
The great 90's poet, Haddaway, once cried out, "What is love?! Baby, don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more. What is love?!" This poor man, hurting and distraught, was looking for answers. In his agony, he penned his lamentations to the melody of synthesizers and the thumping of a techno beat… Okay, I'm being … Continue reading What is love?!