Jesus Needed His Space. So Do We The middle of September found me busier than the last six months, but just as I was about to dive deep into doing something for everyone else, I stopped and simply walked away. Does that make me selfish? You Did What? Okay, in honesty I didn’t neglect Leah or the kids, but I did have big ministry plans for developing a new discipleship series along with other ideas that had been on my mind. Notice I said on my mind and not on my heart. There’s
Stunned Leah and I were having supper with a couple from church this week and as it was the first time we’d all spent time together, we shared our testimonies and bits and pieces from our pasts. The man shared that he had enjoyed an incredibly loving relationship with his dad all the way from childhood until the day he had passed away. I was kinda stunned and didn’t really know how to respond to that. I think I said something like, “That’s rare.” He nodded, and agreed. I felt
I Am Who You Say I Am Are we really? God makes it very clear who we are and why we are. It’s no mystery. Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.-Isaiah 43:7 We are His and we are wonderfully made, yet we carry around junk from what other people say or think as well as what we think about ourselves. If we truly trust God and believe that what He says is the absolute truth, then we must stop thinking of ourselves as fai
23 Days of 31: You Can Fix That I skipped a few days in my quest to journal for 31 days consecutively. But, it was best at the time as I focused on me. Not in a selfish way, but in a way for self. Kairos Kairos, a Greek word meaning an opportune time or place, was what I pursued this week. Seeking God’s decision to move in my life at an opportune time required stepping into His presence. Gateway Church hosts Kairos over 2 days, and is an opportunity to isolate yourself from t
I’m thankful to be a part of Five Stones University’s online self-improvement course development. I was able to design several courses just for men. The first two are 30-day challenges that lead brothers along a daily walk toward restoration. This new course, Breaking The Chains Of Past Pain was created using God’s words of instruction and encouragement as a foundation for your life. It’s very personal, as I also share so many difficulties I endured while struggling with the
Men, Sex & Marriage This video looks at the role of sex in a man’s life as it was intended to be enjoyed as God’s creation. Has sexual sin trapped you the darkness of pain, shame or regret? The light of Christ will set the captive free!!! Let’s look at key scripture, and you tell me what you think God is trying to tell us. The sanctity of marriage is affirmed in Hebrews with a very straight forward and powerful word about sex and sin. “Marriage is to be honored by all, and hu
It’s good to be a good man. I don’t mean in the sense of trying to be better than another man, but trying to be a better self. I’d bet we’re all better men than when we began. Sure, we make mistakes, sin and fall short, but that doesn’t have to subtract points from the good man column thanks to forgiveness, repentance and restoration through Christ. Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Wha