Look Up!

During the summer before I entered the fifth grade, my cousins were home. Their dad was in the Air Force, and they were preparing to move to Japan. I always loved when they came to visit (still do). We played, laughed, talked, and enjoyed that time. There was one particular day that I remember well. … Continue reading Look Up!

New Music: The Burning Edge of Dawn by Andrew Peterson

In the summer of 2000, I first heard Andrew Peterson when I listened to his second album, Carried Along. In 2002, I first saw Andrew Peterson in concert not long after his third album, Clear to Venus, was released. Joined by Laura Story and Gabe Scott, he opened that concert with "Land of My Sojourn" by Rich … Continue reading New Music: The Burning Edge of Dawn by Andrew Peterson

Tell the Story

When I have exciting news to tell, I cannot keep it in. I have to tell somebody or it feels like my inside will explode. I am sure that most of you are like me. When something fantastic happens to you, you cannot wait to tell it. When you have good news you have to … Continue reading Tell the Story

Coming Home

"Home is not as much of a place as it is somewhere that you belong, somewhere that you are accepted." Tim Keller Over the past several years left the country to go on a mission trip. Our church has been very involved in missions over the last decade, and I decided to try to go … Continue reading Coming Home

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Our Father, God, creator of all things.  We praise you for all things and in all things.  We especially praise you and thank you today for mothers.  On a day that has been set aside to honor our mothers we lift up prayers of petition on behalf of mothers. We pray for new mothers who … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Prayer

I’ll Come Back

For the last several months, my son has wanted to go to school.  I know this is unusual and in about 5-10 years, this will not be his sentiment toward school. But, as of now I think it is pretty cool.  I want him to be a young man who is inquisitive and wants to … Continue reading I’ll Come Back

Joy in the Journey

This fall, I read through the Hobbit with 11 other people.  We met at my house.  We read the story out loud. We laughed, we sang, we scratched our heads, we ate, we played. It was refreshing. On Monday nights for an average of an hour and a half we used our imagination as we … Continue reading Joy in the Journey

Follow Me, I Will Make You…

Christians are unfinished. You cannot wait until you think you are ready to follow Christ, because you will never be ready. You will never be fit to follow the Lord. You will never be worthy to be His Child, if you wait until you have made yourself that. When Christ calls us, he calls us … Continue reading Follow Me, I Will Make You…

Cultivating a Life of Prayer

I recently started reading the book The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre as a part of Tim Challies “Reading Classics Together”.  You read one Chapter a week, make notes, think of application, and then add to the comments on Tim Challies blog (he posts about the book every Thursday).  It is a great … Continue reading Cultivating a Life of Prayer

On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer

Here is a great little anecdote from Charles Spurgeon for those of you preaching and teaching this Sunday.  "When a poor man was breaking granite by the roadside, he was down on his knees while he gave his blows, and a minister passing by said, 'Ah, my friend, here you are at your hard work. … Continue reading On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer