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...

June 1, 2015


At the end of my most previous intern update, I wrote the following...


"We understand that we are not in a season focused on making money, enjoying a relaxed and comfortable life, or even a season defined by our previous blessings or success. We are in a season of gro...

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 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...

January 22, 2015

For several months the media has been touting the phrase "Black Lives Matter"

and in a fit a racism and rage my white, republican friends have posted about the fact that "White Lives Matter."


The thing that both parties is overlooking is the fact that "All Lives...

December 4, 2014

In August Brandy and I paid a large chunk of money to participate in an official assessment by successful church planters and church leaders to gain an honest depiction of our spiritual calling to plant and lead a new church (in Roanoke, VA). After being grilled and s...

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