The world has been taken back over the past 2 weeks by the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, someone that the world the world has dubbed a “king.” But today I don’t want to talk about the king of pop; I want to talk about the King of Kings. 1 Timothy 6:12-16 reads: 12Fight … Continue reading The King…
Have you ever been told that you were weird? Maybe slightly different? Out of control? Out of shape? Out of color? Maybe even out of the ordinary? I have been told on more than one occasion that I am not normal. I am okay with that and if you are anywhere in the boat with … Continue reading Nobody follows the ordinary!
On Monday Bobby and I attended a meeting of the Midwest Minister’s Fellowship, hoping to continue to bridge some connections with other pastors and churches around the Kansas City area. As we were there listening, one of the leaders of the session shared a simple thought based around the Holy Spirit. The thought was that … Continue reading Live a step behind the Holy Spirit…
Over the past couple of days I've been captured by a song that Lakewood Church has been doing in their worship services. The song is "Livin' in Me" and is written by Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. It's a powerful song, with very simple lyrics. Check it out!
For whatever reason, we often think that God is mad at us. It's usually when things don't seem to be going our way that somewhere out of left field and in despair, we get the idea that God is mad at us and may be out to get us. It's probably at this point that … Continue reading God is not mad at you – He’s madly in love with you!
Today is the National Day of Prayer. It's a day when millions of people all over our country come together with a unified front, to pray for our country. As I was thinking and doing some research about this day, I stumbled upon this statement found on the National Day of Prayer website. As American … Continue reading National Day of Prayer
On Sunday we started our TiVo series at EPIC. The first message was TiVo Remembers. One of the things that Bobby hit on is the fact that we need to remember the past as we charge forward. He said that it's like driving a car and looking up at your rear view mirror- you glance … Continue reading The Rear View Mirror
This is one of my favorite times of the year. After a hard and stressful winter, I enjoy the change pace as spring begins to make it's appearance. I love seeing people who rarely come out in the winter...they sometimes sprout wings just to catch a glimpse of the warm weather. Seeing all this causes … Continue reading A Change of Pace
On Sunday, I had the privilege of speaking at EPIC Church. It was a great joy for me; I love being used by God in such a big way. My message was on "The Greatest Commandment." You can listen to it here. The message was based on Mark 12:28-34: 28One of the teachers of the … Continue reading The Greatest Commandment
A couple of days ago my friend Nick Poole posted "One Sentence to Change the World" on his blog. Reading this post reminded me of my personal mission statement, that I wrote out a couple of years ago. This statement is the bedrock of what I am committed to doing as a man of God. … Continue reading Mission Statement