One proud owner

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” Matthew 5:5 Laura and I recently got back from Yosemite, where we hiked to the top of Half Dome. It was an amazing experience that included 17 miles of leg cramps […]

Wise man

“Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men form the eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.’” –Matthew 2:1-2 Have you ever read […]

Looking out for the poor

I don’t know what my deal is lately. I just can’t seem to get rid of this idea that there are so many people out there less fortunate than me. Many of them living right down the street. I guess the Lord is just changing my heart. It seems that when I was younger, giving […]

A quick vapor

Is it just me or did Thanksgiving come and go in the blink of an eye? Doesn’t it seem like the older we get the faster time seems to go? I often feel like today drags on and on but yesterday was gone in an instant. Think about it: in a little over a month […]

So delicious

“Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking.” Psalms 119:103 Every year my belly gets rounder, my man boobs get bigger and the ground seems further away each time I bend over. It’s depressing! I really have no one to blame but myself. You see I have an […]

Who cares?

“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 A couple years ago a “friend” got upset at my wife and spread hurtful rumors throughout our circle of friends. I remember being so angry I wanted to go over to his house and beat his face in. Yes, even pastors […]

Isn’t persecution fun?

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.” Matthew 5:10 Several years ago I had the privilege of listening to a missionary from China speak about the hardships of sharing Christ in a communist country. It was amazing to hear him talk about the great […]

Church in a jumpy

The words “church” and “jumpy” will soon go hand in hand when Fusion Church makes Pump It Up, “The Inflatable Party Zone,” its new location for Sunday service beginning November 11. “I think the hardest part will be keeping the parents out of the jumpies and in the service,” said Pastor Zachary Elliott. When asked, […]

The right place at the right time

I like to start things on Mondays. I’m not sure why, but if it’s a diet or if I decide to start working out, I like to start at the beginning of the week. It could be Tuesday and something weird in my brain says, “Wait to start until Monday; that way, you are starting […]

Really hot feet

I think most feet are ugly. Feet aren’t really known for their beauty. Take a guy who meets a girl for the first time. Sparks are flying, romance is in the air and he believes he has just met the woman of his dreams. I can guarantee you that later that night when he goes […]