This is a repost from April 10, 2018. One night after midweek services at church a few years back, my then 12 year old came downstairs visibly upset. I asked him what was wrong and he said he knew we need to read the Bible as Christians, but it’s such a big book and always feels … Continue reading A New Nickname Written Down in Glory
I grew up in a pastor’s home and came to a fundamental knowledge of the gospel at a young age, but didn’t have a saving knowledge of the gospel until I was a teenager. We moved around quite a bit which led to surface level relationships at best. This sounds like a diss on my … Continue reading My Salvation Story
I did this talk for parents of students I pastor. There are many things I wished I known before I was twenty and here are the top ten.
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 tables above have a link to the PDF to follow along. This is an incredible 6 session training by Xenos Christian Fellowship you can go through to help discover more fully what an identity in Christ looks like.
Your story is as unique to you as a thumbprint. Think of this, not one person who has ever lived has your exact upbringing, education, family dynamic, or experiences. There’s nothing more powerful then to share your own story of transformation. This is a Christian post and I realize that not all of my readers … Continue reading Tuesday Talk with Tim
Nights around here are typically quiet but never silent. Raymore is a southern suburb of Kansas City and is close enough for some spill over light pollution. Last night, really early this morning I should say, I couldn’t sleep. I have a skin condition called inverse psoriasis which makes me want to apply for a … Continue reading Sunday One-Time: Stargazing
John 20:29 “Jesus said, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’” We have a special blessing through believing without seeing but most find it hard not to keep looking for a voice or a vision as a boost for faith. I’ve prayed like this, … Continue reading “Just ask Thomas” – The Inferior Gift of Assisted Faith
“Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard? When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my … Continue reading Respectful Shouting
When I've lapped still waters into mud, and eaten green pastures to the nub, when I stumble onto the righteous path, and forget the fading of your wrath, remind me. For the sake of your great name, remind me. When my feet fall fast on the dew of valley grass, and worry by the fading … Continue reading Remind Me: a Poem (Psalm 106, and 23)