Home!

My wife and I got home last night around 7:30pm.  We had an absolutely fantastic trip.  I had such a great time with my wife that all the hardships were worth it. We got into an accident, had a “blown red light” ticket waiting for us when we got home, a delinquent car bill that…

Don’t Elevate Your Preferences To The Level Of God’s Law

The church is so full of controversial topics that many people choose to avoid certain subjects all together.  However, many times, these topics cause people to make rash decisions based on their personal preferences. To lay a foundation we must first understand Christ’s role on earth.  His main objective was to bring salvation to a…

It Is With Great Sadness…

It is with great sadness that I write my last blog entry from beautiful Naperville, Illinois.  We have experienced such beauty on this trip… God is amazing.  His creation is a marvel.  From fiery hill-tops covered in bright colors of fall to the golden plains of Illinois, He lacks no imagination.  I’m reminded of the…

How To Worship Appropriately.

As a worship leader, I find this quite amusing.  Before getting offended, realize that this is a video created by a church to point out our tendency to get caught up in our actions and forget about the one who is supposed to be receiving.  We often worry so much about whether or not we…

Fundamentalist?

I hear the term Fundamentalist thrown around so often I decided to dig in a bit and see what people often think this means.  For all intents and purposes I consider myself a Fundamentalist… in that I believe the core fundamentals of Christianity.  What I find more often is that the term is used with…

I Am So Blessed

When I think about all that I have in my life I can’t help but feel blessed.  Every now and then I take time to consider what God has given me.  Right now is one of those times.  I hope to inspire you to think about God’s hand of blessing upon your own life.  Sure,…

And His Glory Appears

There’s a line in the song below that sings “You took my place, You showed me grace at the cross where You died for me.” What a powerful lyric.  Why did Jesus do it?  What was His inspiration?  Many would argue that He had no choice; I feel this is sadly inaccurate.  Jesus was fully…

Less Of Us, More Of Him!

What kind of difference would unity make in a church? If the church body were unified many if not all of the following could become a reality: The return of a Christian government in our nation. The implementation of the Bible and the ten commandments in schools. The return of prayer in schools. A stronger…

Rough Day Yesterday!

Extended days of driving are exhausting.  I fought God quite a bit yesterday.  I had a tough day.  Things with work went really poorly – got a lot of phone calls from clients, and that’s no fun when you are on vacation.  Nonetheless, God kept urging me to engage in prayer and I was so…

God-Given Friendships.

Life is all about relationships.  God created us to connect with each other.  Many times, friends are placed in our lives that are there for a season and gone the next.  Others we have just very brief acquaintances.  However, every so often God will place people in your life that will be life-long friends.  These…

Full Day # 4

Amazingly things just keep expanding in the life of our vacation… both for good and bad.  Yesterday I found out that through some errors involved in communication with our insurance agent, we don’t have collision on our policy.  Our car insurance has been an uphill battle for the last year or so, quite unreasonably so….