August 11, 2016

My first picture ID was taken in 4th grade. I was 9 years old. My height was 4'9''. My weight was 145lbs.

I have been obese since I was a kid.

By the age of 5 I had earned my Master's Degree in Biscuits and Gravy.

Grandma told me I wasn't fat...but, Husky. Wrong. I was fa...

May 18, 2016


We are all called to sit with Jesus. 


There is great value in the philosophy of walking with God. Walks produce good conversations and fond memories and allow for experiences one would otherwise never enjoy. Walks are good. But when I sit down over a meal, or fo...

December 30, 2015


2015 was filled with ups and downs. Just like every year before it. And every year to come. Its just life. Even when everything is going your way, there will be down days. 


Some folks respond negatively. After all, we are all kind of wired to respond that way. We dont...

July 20, 2015


I was walking my dog this morning and, as always, I was thinking.


About life, today's to-dos, all that's on the docket for this week, my wife, work, & money.

About how my hair is turning gray and falling out.

About ministry.


I just kept thinking of m...

June 29, 2015

There He was. Praying. Sweating. Bracing Himself for what was to come. A world of pain and betrayal was only a moment from flooding His reality. 


Jesus was to be betrayed by one of His closest.

One of His friends.

One of His co-ministers.

One of His inner circle.


Judas so...

May 21, 2015

I have been a Christian for 19 years now. I wrote about turning 19, HERE, if you care to read about it. I love being a Christian. I love that I am a part of a group. I love what being a part of this group means, ultimately.


But for a solid handful of years now I have g...

March 25, 2015


Since late 2014 Brandy and I have been overwhelmed with the love, encouragement and overall support we have recieved from so many people. We can't put words to how much it all means to us.


Whether you have encouraged us through praying for us as we endeavor to honor J...

March 16, 2015


19 years ago I was 6 years old.


I had just entered into that time of life when a child moves from innocence to guilt. Guilty because I now knew the full difference between wrong and right, good and bad. 


Only a year or so earlier, when I was in the phase of pract...

January 25, 2015

Back in December Brandy and I began to share a BIG decision that we had recently made. I wrote about that HERE. Since that announcement, we have been asked more questions and variations of questions than I could ever recount. But there are a few that I wanted to take...

September 23, 2013

We all realize that there are times when 'things' are out of our control. Times when there is literally nothing within our power that can be done or decided to impact a particular outcome.


During these times, a phrase was branded that is accurate, Biblical, and he...

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