22 of my favorite memories I love about 22 years of being married to Beka.

1. Seeing you in the yellow sweater a few rows in front of me in choir. 2. Falling in love again after a breakup in the spring of 97. 3. Riding back and forth from Springfield to either of our parents houses in the Celica. You let me play my Petra tapes even though I … Continue reading 22 of my favorite memories I love about 22 years of being married to Beka.

Writing Exercise: “Selling” a Very Used Grill on Marketplace

I’m actually going to give it away because it was a gift in the first place. Buyer will be pleasantly surprised. Want steak? Got it! Chicken? Done! Veggies? Boom! Burgers and Dogs? Forget about it!! This grill will give you the summer experience you deserve and then some! Does she have a few obvious signs … Continue reading Writing Exercise: “Selling” a Very Used Grill on Marketplace

Long live Christian music.

I’m not one to listen to K-Love all day and this isn’t a post to complain about the small playlists of most Christian radio stations … BUT … there is value of listening to music which helps you focus on God. If you desire to have unbroken communion with God, anything that assists you in … Continue reading Long live Christian music.

The Three Types of People You Should Never Do Life Without

Says a wise Dallas Willard, I can think of three types of someones God has given me along the way who proved invaluable. There are types of someones we need who fall outside of these categories but you will never go wrong seeking out a coach, a counselor, and a comrade. COACHES A coach is … Continue reading The Three Types of People You Should Never Do Life Without

Set the Time Machine to 1996…

I'm currently in my office doing some research for a project I'm working on but the music playlist (Peaceful Piano on Spotify) playing in my headphones is taking me back to the time my wife and I were dating in college. She was a music education major and her instrument was piano. Her playing at … Continue reading Set the Time Machine to 1996…

Tuesday Talks for Parents of Teens: “Stay Beautiful!”

Click anywhere in the image to watch the video. Parents, I did this talk for the parents of the teens I pastor at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit Missouri. My hope is this talk helps you have a really great conversation with your teenager about their walk with Jesus! Just for fun... you may … Continue reading Tuesday Talks for Parents of Teens: “Stay Beautiful!”

The Source of True Happiness

Adapted thoughts from Spurgeon on Psalm 1:1-2 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.” Psalms‬ … Continue reading The Source of True Happiness

Search the Scriptures, Discover Jesus

This is an adaptation of Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, Evening Excerpt June 9 “Search the Scriptures.”—John 5:39 The Greek word “search” means a strict, close, diligent and curious search. The kind of search for those who mine for precious metals, or hunters with “buck fever”. Superficial reading of a chapter or two, or scrolling past … Continue reading Search the Scriptures, Discover Jesus

Witty Wednesday – Jennie, A Teacher’s Reflections

The blogger I am featuring today simply goes by Jennie. She's an educator and has a fascinating blog from a teacher's point of view. She's been teaching preschoolers for over thirty years and believes children "have a voice, and this has served as a "catalyst to enhance" and "change the learning experience." Many people are … Continue reading Witty Wednesday – Jennie, A Teacher’s Reflections