In about an hour I am leaving town to attend a wedding rehearsal. It is with great honor that I have been asked to take part in the wedding of my best friend. The honor and joy I feel for him comes from watching a new chapter be written on what has been a tough [...]
Rather than fumble over words I can't begin to explain, I'll let someone much more qualified explain why we are not going to Charlotte. I have a peace this morning (even in the midst of the pending craziness) that I have not had in a long, long time. Amen?
Well friends, we're back from a whirlwind 72 hour tour of Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of you may be looking at that picture and saying..."that looks like Columbus, Ohio". If you did, you're right. It is. On the heels of the big announcement from Friday, I have an even more wild and crazy one. The [...]
In March of this year, we began a journey that took a BIG turn yesterday. Huge. In reviewing that post tonight. I recalled quoting the lyrics of John Waller when he sang: "Something so big, it's destined to fail without you Lord" Friends, readers and those that may be visiting for the first time, [...]
10 years ago, Heather and I packed up a moving truck and left our hometown of Cleveland for Columbus. At the time a song by the Dixie Chicks had lyrics which said "She needed wide open spaces. Room to make a big mistake". At the time of our "big move" (funny now) I remember wondering [...]
"You Reign" by MercyMe 4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for [...]
"By His Wounds" from the CD "Glory Revealed"
No, I didn't misspell the word Reign. Yes, this is a post about a song by Mercyme, but it's not the song you think it is. I had the opportunity to hear an interview with the guys from Mercyme this weekend on Sirius Satellite Radio. It was great background information on the CD and what [...]
I am convicted. I've been convicted all weekend. I was so convicted on Saturday morning that I found myself emotionally moved to a point I have not been in a long time. I think I might have even moved past convicted to the point of challenged. I don't even know if I feel worthy to [...]
Stef's wonderful wife Sandi has posted a full update from the surgery today on Stef's blog. You can read it all (HERE). To God be the glory! From the song "Waiting to Shine" by Building 429: "Your hand has been upon me and your workmanship is true. And years I spent in darkness make me [...]
For the first time today, I have been able to get a few minutes of quiet all alone. I am overwhelmed by the weight of what we witnessed today. There is so much to tell and so many thoughts that ran through my head as we waited for some news. There is one story in [...]
We serve an awesome God! Before I type anything else, I want to acknowledge that we serve a God that deserves all the honor and glory and passion praising him with which we have all been praying for our brother Stef. Also, understand that I am hoping I give you all of the facts as [...]
Many of you have committed to praying for our brother Stef tomorrow and have been all week. For that I cannot thank you enough. Something hit me yesterday when I was reading over some verses of comfort that I had to share. Here's the verse: "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, [...]