Earth just got a little quieter…heaven just got a little louder. I just read where Christian rock legend Larry Norman passed away. I was not a real fan of Larry Norman, but my wife was. I grew up in the day when Christian rock was “of the devil.” My wife grew up Presbyterian. There youContinue reading

Earth just got a little quieter…heaven just got a little louder. I just read where Christian rock legend Larry Norman passed away. I was not a real fan of Larry Norman, but my wife was. I grew up in the day when Christian rock was “of the devil.” My wife grew up Presbyterian. There youContinue reading

Sometimes I wonder of Christianity is something “less than advertised.” Maybe we worry too much about how we look. As a pastor, it gets tough at times thinking about how to “attract” people. Especially believers. Our church really needs mature believers, and when we get people coming through, it seems more of, “What can IContinue reading

Sometimes I wonder of Christianity is something “less than advertised.” Maybe we worry too much about how we look. As a pastor, it gets tough at times thinking about how to “attract” people. Especially believers. Our church really needs mature believers, and when we get people coming through, it seems more of, “What can IContinue reading

Paul challenges me in the life of prayer. In seasons where I am so busy I don’t have time to breath, it seems, how do I pick up the challenge of Paul who constantly told people, “I am always lifting you up in prayer?” I wish I could be next to Paul and learn fromContinue reading

“our hearts are restless till they find their rest in thee” (St. Augustine) The battle is for the heart. Jesus came to give life and give it more abundantly. Satan only comes ti kill, steal and destroy. Our hearts, the innermost being of who we are, have two places to live: in the abundance ofContinue reading

What a great birthday present! On New Year’s Day (my birthday) we were traveling back home from seeing my parents. When I checked the mail, I noticed a packaged. Could it be? Could this be what Zondervan had promised for months and months and had not delivered? Was this the order that Amazon said wouldn’tContinue reading

What a great birthday present! On New Year’s Day (my birthday) we were traveling back home from seeing my parents. When I checked the mail, I noticed a packaged. Could it be? Could this be what Zondervan had promised for months and months and had not delivered? Was this the order that Amazon said wouldn’tContinue reading

Immanuel. The God who is with us. I am so glad he is not a god who is “out there” and does not know what we are going through. He is not some god who does not hear, or is “clueless” as to what we go through, or worse, does not care. Christmas isn’t aboutContinue reading