4 Ways to Draw Near to God

Why is it when a child gets scared in the middle of the night, he/she wants to crawl into bed with mommy and daddy? It seems like every other night about 2am Erin and I welcome a little munchkin into our bed. I guess when your kids are ages 7, 4, and 2, there’s a […]

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Do You Struggle With Doubt?

So…you doubt the resurrection? That’s OK, so did the disciples…at least at first. After hearing the report that Jesus was alive, many of the disciples struggled with doubt. Matthew’s account says, “…some were doubtful.” Matthew 28:17 Mark’s account says, “…they refused to believe it.” Mark 16:11 Luke’s account says, “…it appeared to them as nonsense, […]

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The Weight of Sin/The Weight of Love

This week as we move towards Easter, our hearts and minds become reflective of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made to cover our sins. Resurrection Sunday is a day of celebration.  Our Savior is risen!  He is alive! But the only reason we can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus is because three days before was the […]

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Do You Need Some Foundation Work?

Erin and I visited ground zero in New York several years ago. Foundation work of the new One World Trade Center was under way and was mind boggling to see.  It was nothing like the one I built for a shed in my backyard (out of square and unleveled). The foundation work at ground zero was […]

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The ONLY Place You’ll Find True JOY.

I get so frustrated when I lose my keys, cell phone, or that important receipt. It’s discouraging. If it’s something important, I put everything on hold until the lost item is found. And 100% of the time, I find it in the last place I look. (I’ve yet to find something and keep looking for it!) […]

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Where Does Fear Come From?

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:8 I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse my shoulders sit back, my chest pops out, and I feel like I can take on the world! It’s certainly a confidence booster. There […]

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What Family Movie Night Taught Me About Evangelism

One of our favorite nights of the week is family movie night. Our three girls especially get excited because family movie night means we get to watch a movie of their choosing. (Of course mom and dad always preselect a few “options.”) Once we snuggle into the couch with our popcorn, cookies and drinks the featured film […]

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Job’s Lesson on Character

  One of my mentors has taught me a great lesson on character. His name is Job. Even though we’ve never met personally, I feel like I know him pretty well. (We were introduced through a mutual friend.) Notice how Job is described in the Old Testament book that bears his name. “There was a man […]

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Top 10 Books I Recently Read that have Impacted My Life

I didn’t grow up a reader. I would have much rather spent my time outside throwing a football or playing basketball. Even to this day, reading doesn’t come easy. I still have to force myself to make time for reading. It’s funny though, because after I finish a book I never think, “Well that was […]

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Worship that’s GOOD!

“And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 Worthy of Praise. God is worthy…period. He’s not worthy because we ascribe Him worth (value). He’s worthy, therefore we should ascribe Him worth. In fact, Hebrews 13:15 says we should “continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God.” […]

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