Vacation Time

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."Matthew 11:28 (NLT) I have been blessed to live close to family for the bulk of my adult life. It's amazing to hang out with my older brother and his family. Our kids get... Continue Reading →

Tummy Jesus

So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.Deuteronomy 4:39 (NLT) Back when my son was a little dude, we used to have deep theological conversations around the lunch table. Sure, they usually consisted of Nathan telling me stories he'd... Continue Reading →

Dirty Thoughts

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.Philippians 4:8 (NLT) Can I be honest for a moment, or two, or three..? There is something, a behavior, which... Continue Reading →

Lit Fuse

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.Psalms 103:8 (NLT) Can I let you in on something? Pastors are just people too. I know! It’s earth shattering, right?! I mean, pastors are just like God, perfect in every way – or so some think. And, as such, we... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.Psalms 103:13 (NLT) About a week ago, as I’m writing this, we celebrated Father’s Day here in the USA. The third Sunday of June is a national recognition of the important role that fathers play in shaping the men... Continue Reading →

Big Thoughts

They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.Psalms 77:12 (NLT)   I used to take my youth group out to a place at night where there was no ambient light. I would make sure it would be a clear night, which can be a rarity here in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

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