A few months ago I received a special invitation to check out a new web site called TWR360.org. Unfortunately life happened and I am just now getting around to following up on that invitation. What a great resource and hub … Continue reading Previewing TWR360.Org
Here’s something tough for me to write…I suck at forgiveness. I can’t explain why that is because I’m not really sure myself. For whatever reason, I have always struggled with forgiving offenses. I might say I do, but truth be … Continue reading Forgiveness
Last week I wrote a post about “wounds.” The response through email, text, facebook and on twitter was a confirmation that we all walk through seasons of hurting emotionally, physically and mentally. I received stories of walking through divorce, financial struggle, loss of a loved one and medical struggles. The truth is I hesitated to click “publish” on that post. Although I have a blog, I choose to walk through difficult personal seasons quietly and privately. I’m not often a guy that asks for prayer. It’s just the way I am. Yet the response from several that said “I felt … Continue reading Healer
Man I hate when this happens. It’s been fun and relatively smooth sailing up until now. Sure, The Lords Prayer has been a bit convicting, but did we really have to get to verse 12? Really? And forgive us our … Continue reading Our Debt
I was challenged Sunday to spend time looking at The Lords Prayer this week and recording my thoughts. Today, the words in verse 10 really jumped out at me because they could be the toughest words to say… “your will … Continue reading As You Wish…
Have you ever had someone in your life that you get all sorts of tongue tied around? I mean, when you go to speak to them, you just can’t seem to get your words to come out right. Even if … Continue reading Remember who you’re speaking to!
If I had to choose one word for the past 11 months, that word would be “changes.” Our family experienced our share of changes the past year and somehow we’ve managed to keep a relatively consistent home life. When you are the provider and protector for your family, it can be a little scary to look the others at the dinner table in the eye and assure them that all will be fine. Especially when you are not exactly sure yourself. I am certainly no expert in the area of parenting. I am VERY quick to point out that my … Continue reading Navigating Change
On Monday I attended the funeral of my grandfather. Actually, he was my step-grandfather (I think that’s what you call it). He was my moms step-dad but I always knew him as “grandpa.” There are a number of ways I can take this post, but I’m going to focus on one simple thing, but it’s a big one…. The Pastor that performed the service didn’t know my grandfather. That in and of itself is worth a post or two. It also was my first clue that we didn’t know if my grandfather lived a life of faith. For those that … Continue reading Leave No Doubt
The following comes from the Max Lucado book “In the Eye of the Storm.” It’s an older book by Max (1991), but one of my favorites. On Friday we push off for our annual pilgrimage to “Gods Country” (aka Outer Banks, North Carolina by way of “Mecca” – Chapel Hill). It seems that every year when we make that journey, major decisions are weighing on my mind. I find it no coincidence that the beach seems to be a place where I do my best thinking. The noise is gone. The distractions are few. The reminders of a far greater … Continue reading Laws of the Lighthouse
This image was taken on September 11, 2001. I will never forget the look in my one year old sons eyes as we sat stunned in front of the television. The world changed that day. We all changed that day. Obviously there is really no way to explain these events to a one year old. The reality is he probably wanted to know why we hadn’t put his favorite Barney video on. To be honest, I think that is what we eventually did. Not just for him. We put it on for all of us. Fast forward to this evening. … Continue reading What Do You Tell Them?
Yesterday I read that Bebo Norman is retiring. It reminded me of this post I wrote a few years ago based on one of his songs (posted again below). Today I read an article on Relevant Magazine that caused me to pause and ponder a bit. The post was called “Stop Instagraming Your Perfect Life.” What I found fascinating about the article is I’ve been wrestling with this same concept all week. I’ve had the honor of meeting people “in real life” that I had previously only met through social media. I am always thrilled when they are who they … Continue reading I Hope You See Jesus
So pumped for this. We’ve been working out the details for weeks. Let’s change the score in Columbus this Christmas! Continue reading 2012 Christmas Give
60-Days-of-Second: Follow along as 15 bloggers journey through 4 readings each from the new book, Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First. Together they will blog through 60-Days-of-Second. Register to follow at www.iamsecond.com/blog. Get the “Live Second” book in … Continue reading It’s All About Love
60-Days-of-Second: Follow along as 15 bloggers journey through 4 readings each from the new book, Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First. Together they will blog through 60-Days-of-Second. Register to follow at www.iamsecond.com/blog. Get the “Live Second” book in … Continue reading The “Why” and the “Where”
60-Days-of-Second: Follow along as 15 bloggers journey through 4 readings each from the new book, Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First. Together they will blog through 60-Days-of-Second. Register to follow at www.iamsecond.com/blog. Get the “Live Second” book in … Continue reading The Day I Missed My Moment