Hope For When You Blow It

Hope For When You Blow It

Adapted from Desperate For Hope Bad things happen to good people for a lot of different reasons, most of the time through no fault of our own. But sometimes we get in a bad spot…and it’s our own fault. So let’s just start with the most obvious reason that bad things...
Why Does God Let Bad Stuff Happen?

Why Does God Let Bad Stuff Happen?

On the heels of the worst mass shooting in US history, terrorist attacks going on worldwide, earthquakes in Mexico, and a record-breaking hurricane season, it kinda begs the question. Why does God let bad stuff happen? I mean, He could stop it, right? So why? It’s a...
A Time To Rest

A Time To Rest

During the last 22 years of pastoral ministry, I’ve planted 3 churches, founded 2 non-profit ministries, written a book, home-schooled my teenage son through High School, coordinated multiple conferences, and volunteered with several faith-based non-profits.  All of...
Redefining a Great Marriage

Redefining a Great Marriage

I’ve been married now for over 33 years. (Yes, I got married when I was twelve.) And I’ve learned a little bit about what makes a marriage great in that time. But it’s probably not what you think. It’s taken me a lot of years and a lot of mistakes along the way to...
Even If God Doesn’t Show Up

Even If God Doesn’t Show Up

The most powerful man on the planet has just given an executive order. Kings don’t make suggestions, and Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t in the mood to be trifled with. “Bow down and worship the image of gold I set up! If you refuse to comply, you’ll be tied up and burned to...