My Accidental Writing Sabbatical

My Accidental Writing Sabbatical

I know that there have been some who have followed my blog posts for a while. As of November 2013, I took a break from blogging on this site. It wasn’t really a planned thing. It just kind of happened. And, to be honest, it has been hard to get back into the swing of...
Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

During this time of the year when we give thanks and tend to eat a little too much, I wanted to remind myself and all who read this blog about something that I have both experienced and have written about.  I have received several comments on this former post and...

Rebels, Romans, Refugees, and Real Life

He walked into my office.  I’d seen him before.  He was interested in taking a class at the college where I work, and I had looked over his records to see if he had everything he needed to start the class in a couple of months.  He was back asking more details...

7 Prayers for Strength in Times of Need

Before we talk about the prayers for strength, let’s talk about what God says about our strength in the Bible.  This discussion will help to frame the verses that I will list here and help the reader understand what kind of strength it is that as Christians we...
5 Secrets to a Great Marriage

5 Secrets to a Great Marriage

My wife and I have been married for 12 years.  We both think we have a really good marriage.  We love each other and have 2 wonderful kids.  We have our share of difficulties, but we’ve learned some secrets along the way – secrets that have kept our...
God’s Mission Advanced

God’s Mission Advanced

This post has been a long time coming.  When I talk about being missional to individuals or groups, our good friends Scott and Shannon often come to mind.  Scott and I got to know each other when I was on staff at a church in Phoenix and he and his wife, Shannon,...
Creativity Unleashed

Creativity Unleashed

When I wrote this, I was on my way back from a conference in Vegas.  I know, I know. You can rag on me later.  While in Vegas, my boss and I went to see the Vegas show, Le Reve (it’s French for “the dream”).  From the set design, to the lighting, to...