Treasured Possessions

I am almost ashamed of all of the things I have accumulated over my lifetime. As I look around my office, filling the shelves are lots of books that I love. Also, pictures hang on the walls, sports figures and toys have stepped out of my old toy box onto the shelves to constantly remind me … Continue reading Treasured Possessions

Just Give it Time

I was sitting in High School Bible Study and the teacher asked this question: "Who do you turn to when things are going crazy in your life? When you need advice?" Some students answered friends, adults, or Google. Then the teacher asked, "What about your parents? Do you ever go to your parents?" There was … Continue reading Just Give it Time

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

Book Recommendation: My Father’s Dragon

This week, my son Knox and I read a fabulous book called My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. The narrator tells a fun tale about her father, a young boy named Elmer Elevator. Elmer travels to Wild Island at the recommendation of an old alley cat for the purpose of rescuing a baby dragon. Laughs and … Continue reading Book Recommendation: My Father’s Dragon

God is Able. God is Good

Tonight I am teaching on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. You know the famous story of the three young men who would not bow to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden image. This story in Daniel 3 along with the other narratives in Daniel tend to get mashed together in a "Dare to be..." series. It is true that … Continue reading God is Able. God is Good

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

Help My Unbelief

There are things that I believe and yet often times I doubt them. I believe that God will provide everything I need.  I believe that he will meet all of my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). And yet when money is tight at the end of the month, the … Continue reading Help My Unbelief

Wherever You Are, Be All There

Jim Elliot was an American evangelical missionary who was killed in Ecuador while participating in a mission to one of the local people groups. Jim Elliot, along with four other men, are motivation for modern Christians and missionaries.  I would venture to say that the death of Elliot along with the others did much to … Continue reading Wherever You Are, Be All There

He Knows What We Need

I am blessed with wonderful children.  Some days I think I am a great dad. Other days, I'm okay. And then there are days when I am simply lousy.Sometimes my children need things, and I can provide for them quickly. Sometimes I can figure it out before they ask. Other times, I get lucky and … Continue reading He Knows What We Need