What a year! Things keep getting better and I don’t know how to contain myself. These are some of my favorite and life-changing moments. To my wife Shannon, there was moment after moment but California takes them all. What a beautiful place. I won’t forget our first plane ride together or the moment we saw our first Redwoods. Thanks for showing me what it looks like to shepherd...
001. Am I a child of God?
Am I a child of God? How could the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords call me son? What merit is there to my life that God would consider me worthy of his family? I am not a part of his bloodline. I am not good enough. I am not extravagant or anything special. I tend to mess a lot of things up. There is nothing about me that makes me worthy of adoption. But then I remember, I have been covered in...
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Ten Ways To Love
1. Listen without interrupting. (Proverbs 18) 2. Speak without accusing. (James 1:19) 3. Give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26) 4. Pray without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9) 5. Answer without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1) 6. Share without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15) 7. Enjoy without complaint. (Philippians 2:14) 8. Trust without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7) 9. Forgive without punishing....
Immanuel, God is with us! He sent Jesus to dwell among us, the Holy Spirit to...– Thoughts this Christmas Eve
Some people hate being asked questions. Personally I love them. There has been one big question on my mind and heart since the middle of this year. What does it look like to follow Jesus better? A couple of weeks ago, I decided to read the Gospels and ask myself a question every time I ran into an idea or concept that would help me follow Jesus better. I’ve posted my list below. I...
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take...– Zephaniah 3:17
Love your enemies, criticize your wife
Shannon is probably wondering what in the world I’m thinking as she reads this title on Facebook or Twitter. Let me say up front, don’t criticize your wife because it makes life much easier (and safer to sleep). Let’s get to the real issue at hand with that out of the way… I interact with a lot of people online and from coast to coast I’ve seen a trend where...
Becoming more like Jesus
There is no doubt we are called to become more like Jesus every day. I’ve been creating a ministry wiki where I can flesh my thoughts out. One of the first things I felt compelled to do was to go through the Gospels and ask simple questions every time I ran into something that I thought would help me become more like Jesus. I ended up with 724 unique questions and I’ve started...