I Have Two Moms
May 10, 2013
Many of you know that I was a foster child. When I was a kid, I had never met my father and then my mother died when I was five years old. My two sisters and I were passed around a bit in the “system.” It wasn’t so fun ...
Starbucks vs. The Word of God
April 25, 2013
Starbuck’s success is rooted in Biblical values . . . [READ MORE]
Ha Ha Ha - I Laugh At Danger
April 12, 2013
Have you ever laughed so hard that snot came out of your nose? You know, the times you can’t hardly even breath and tears are streaming down your cheeks? Well, it turns out that laughter is . . . [READ MORE]
March 28, 2013
I remember the first time I drove a vehicle by myself on public streets - and yes, I was ten years old. I didn’t exactly plan it beforehand. It just sort of happened. It was during Easter vacation while I was . . . [READ MORE]
March 8, 2013
Friends, don't be satisfied with just a great foundation! Don't be happy to just get by and have our "fire insurance policy" . . . (By: special guest blogger: Teri Barr) [READ MORE]
February 22, 2013
I am excited and I don’t really know why. I have this feeling of anticipation that I just can’t explain. It’s kind of like when you were a kid and it was the morning you were going to go to Disneyland. It wasn’t difficult to get up and get ready. It was exciting! “God is up to something.” Also, I am excited about . . . [READ MORE]
Proceed With Caution!
February 1, 2013
Do you want to be brutally honest with yourself? I know it’s a difficult thing to do . . . you know, taking a sincere look at your life and evaluating how effective you are in fulfilling God’s purpose for your life. If you’re up to the challenge, proceed with caution . . . [READ MORE]
All Things . . . Means ALL Things
January 18, 2013
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. [READ MORE]
"The World Has Yet To See"
January 4, 2013
In spring of 1867, a young American shoe salesman came to Bristol, England. One day he was invited to a prayer meeting in a private home. During the meeting, the minister, Henry Varley stood up and spoke. He said a very memorable thing: [READ MORE]
Christmas and Hope
December 21, 2012
When I was a kid, I loved Christmas. Everything else in my little world was bleak, cold, and without hope. Those were the years I usually cried myself to sleep each night because I couldn’t articulate what that big black hole was in the pit of my gut. But, Christmas was bright, exciting, full of expectation and . . . [READ MORE]
"Fatty - Fatty Two By Four . . ."
December 6, 2012
I have struggled with my weight since I was a little kid. I remember the first time someone called me fat was when I was five years old and living in my first foster home. I want to be a bit vulnerable in this blog and share what I will be doing about this life-long battle for the next season. So, here goes . . . [READ MORE]
It Won't Kill You To Say Thanks
November 16, 2012
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor who almost alone stood against the terrible Nazi injustice and was hanged for his dissent 23 days before the end of WWII said this: [READ MORE]
Yikes! Another Day of Fasting and Prayer?
November 1, 2012
Abraham Lincoln wrote an address to the nation during the Civil War that was at least as important as the Gettysburg Address. It was his proclamation for a national fast-day, when he designated and set apart a day of national humiliation . . . [READ MORE]
Who You Gonna Vote For?
October 19, 2012
Well . . . it’s election time here in the United States and we have been inundated with many reactions, projections, opinions, talking points, from every side of the spectrum. I can tell you this, lots of . . . [READ MORE]
What Are You Full Of?
October 5, 2012
Some folks are full of hurt and pain. Others are full of bitterness and resentment. There are even people who are full of . . . [READ MORE]
Live in the Promise - Not in the Famine
September 21, 2012
Have you ever wondered what to do when famine comes? You know . . . a tough time, a decision time, a testing time. You’re struggling and you know it. Things aren’t as easy as this time last year and you just pulled your belt in another notch . . . “What am I supposed to do now?” - you ask yourself . . . [READ MORE]
No U Turn
September 6, 2012
Last Sunday, as we were worshipping the Lord at Westside, I had the most wonderful picture drop into my spirit. Flashing across my mind’s eye, I saw literally scores and scores of faces of the people at Westside Church. Your faces, your families. I had all at once and at the same time; an overwhelming feeling of . . .
Slithering and Slurping Livers
August 22, 2012
What would you say if you saw a gigantic liver with a person’s head attached to it slithering and slurping it’s way down the street? How about observing a huge thumb with a head fastened on the top hopping along it’s merry way? Well, this happens over and over every day and . . . [READ MORE]
There Is No God
August 9, 2012
The Bible says “there is no God” . . . did you know that? It does, I’m not kidding. I will tell you where to find it . . . right now. It’s right there in . . . [READ MORE]
How To Be Prosperous And Successful
July 27, 2012
Times are tough. People are hurting. Relationships, marriages, the economy, personal finances . . . it seems like we’re under pressure on all fronts. Do you want to be successful in these times? Do you want to prosper in the middle of. . . [READ MORE]
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
July 13, 2012
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
Look in the mirror now and say this to yourself three times. [READ MORE]
Tougher Times Coming - Tougher People Needed
June 28, 2012
I’m not a “doom ‘n gloomer” by nature. I like fun and I like to see the bright side of life and see the best in people. But for several years now I have sensed in God that we as His people . . . as Kingdom minded people, need to prepare. Prepare for what, you might ask. Well, for one thing . . . [READ MORE]
June 15, 2012
The faint sounds of singing resonate through the pitch black night as you stoop down low and feel your way through roughly chiseled solid rock tunnels. The air is heavy, damp, and overflowing with the stench of human misery, open sewage, and death. You blindly approach the music, slowly moving past. . . [READ MORE]
Tell Someone You Love Them - NOW!
May 25, 2012
Tell someone today that you love them . . . that’s my blog. [READ MORE]
Tough Times Suck
May 11, 2012
Death is tough. Sickness is tough. Lack of work is tough. Broken relationships are tough. Financial ruin is tough. Lots of people are going through tough times right now. I tried to figure out a good phrase to describe it . . . [READ MORE]
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