So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

5 Spiritual Parenting Principles to Help You Not Put Off Today


Many days I feel completely inadequate and unprepared as a parent.  Maybe that is just the nature of things, the circle of life. Maybe you really don’t figure things out until all your kids are out of the house and on their own.

I realize that I will have no control over what my children’s perspective will be in regards to how well I parented them or did not.  And although I don’t have control over the future, I do have control over one thing – what I will do today.  Yesterday’s mistakes and short comings are gone and [Continue reading]

4 Things You Must Have For Your Ministry This Year

Finding, Following and Finishing a God Given Vision For Your Life The story of Nehemiah is an incredible example of hearing and responding to the leading of God.  Nehemiah was not a pastor or a priest, he was a regular guy, employed by the local … [Continue reading]

Spiritual Growth is a Journey Rooted in Relationships


Who's Growing With You? Is emotional and spiritual growth a solo journey? So much of our traditional encouragement from church leaders is to make the goal a consistent quiet time alone with God.  Now, for sure there is no substitute for getting … [Continue reading]

When Will My Darkness End?

Through focusing on the promises of God, you will find the presence of God and find freedom from the Pit. When will my darkness end?  Recently, I had the privilege of sharing part of my story at the Northwest Church, the church I currently serve … [Continue reading]

Slow to Anger Parenting: Learning to Avoid Angry Parenting


Angry Parenting I did not grow up in an angry home.  In fact I remember very little to no yelling at all in our home.  I can remember jokingly (and sometimes not so jokingly) making fun of my dad for glaring - if looks could kill I might have died … [Continue reading]

You Do Not Have A Good Marriage Because You Do Not Ask God!


Having a Good Marriage Having a good or even great marriage is no easy task.  These days most seem content to have a tolerable marriage. Marriages by my observation seem to me anything but passionate and thriving.  Sadly, this is not God's design or … [Continue reading]

The Blessing of Time: How to Appreciate and View Time


Too often we fear time instead of seeing time as a blessing.  We hate waiting for just about everything - or maybe that's just me.  Recently, I sat in a waiting room for over an hour to have a doctor see my son for something very minor...  It was … [Continue reading]

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear & Imperfect Love Invites Fear


  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. The Perfect Love of God It didn't take us humans long to mess up perfect … [Continue reading]

Facebook is Killing My Soul!


Is Facebook and Social Media Killing Our Souls? Recently I was asked by a friend, "why haven't I seen you on Facebook lately?"  A very good question considering that I would have typically posted 1-2 times a day, plus tweeted 2-3 times a day, Google … [Continue reading]

Good Friday Reflections: The Greatest Joy Comes After the Greatest Sorrow


 Experiencing Joy After Sorrow As I sit here alone in my home (mom and 3 kids out on an adventure), I have a few moments to reflect on this day and it's impact on my life.  Two passages of scripture capture my thoughts on this Good Friday (the … [Continue reading]