Thank You Rich

Rich Mullins, who tragically died September 19, 1997, did more for Christian music than anyone I’ll ever know. His love for Jesus was contagious, loved people with a torch in the eye, and told the unblinking truth without hesitation. He said more in this musical manifesto than he knew in the moment. I’d like to … Continue reading Thank You Rich

Medication vs. Ambition

I may have lightened up too much... This time in 2008, I was headlong in planting a church in central Ohio. It was a season of life where everything mattered and there was little wisdom on choosing the right battles to fight. A few costly mistakes were made and I started to wager whether or … Continue reading Medication vs. Ambition

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.

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 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