Leaving Little Notes Behind

My girls love to leave me little notes like this. Sometimes it’s my wife. Sometimes it’s my daughters, Ellie Grace or Chloe. Sometimes the note is attached to something. Sometimes it is hidden waiting to be found. Other times the note just sits in plain view on my desk. The notes make me feel loved. […]

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Advent Week 2: TURN

The following is a Christmas story told by John the Baptist. In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!” For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said: A voice of one crying out in the […]

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Did you hear?

Whoever conceals an offense promotes life, but whoever gossips about it separates friends. Proverbs 17:9 We love to gossip. That is as long as it’s not about us. Men, we love it too. Although, our delivery and receiving of gossip are different like UPS and the USPS. News about others allows you to size yourself […]

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How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time. It’s not a hilarious joke. It’s one of those “uncle” jokes. For some reason, I think it’s a joke they tell in Alcoholics Anonymous. For one person to stomach something as large as an elephant would be daunting. There would be no way around it, but one bite at a time […]

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Campfire Christmas

It’s time for some Christmas tunes. There are two types of people when it comes to Christmas: the pre-Thanksgiving and the post-Thanksgiving people. I fall in the pre-Thanksgiving club, which is also known as the people who really, really love the sweet baby Jesus. I’ve been listening to Campfire Christmas by Rend’s Collective a lot. Now […]

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Getting Messy

A writer doesn’t mind ink-stained fingers. An athlete doesn’t mind being soaked in sweat. A surgeon doesn’t mind another person’s blood on their scrubs. A carpenter doesn’t mind sawdust in his hair. A musician doesn’t mind sore fingers from her strings. A painter doesn’t mind a little paint on their elbows. A chef doesn’t mind […]

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Keep Watching

“Now concerning that day and hour no one knows—neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son —except the Father only. As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the […]

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Stories Worth Telling

Everyone has a story worth telling. Everyone has a story worth hearing. Every follower of Christ has the most beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness. Same theme with different plots played out. I help lead the men’s ministry at our church. Why God chose the least manly man in the church is beyond me. (Sometimes I […]

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Rough Draft

“all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.” (Psalm 139:16). You are a rough draft. I once heard a well-known pastor bash some dead heroes of mine based on their failures as husbands and fathers. I lost a lot of respect for these men, and it […]

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Really, Ridiculously Smart

You know God is omniscient, but have you stopped to consider what this means? It means God is really, ridiculously smart. The world portraits Christians as ignorant. But I’m not buying it that we are an unintelligent group based on who we follow. Jesus would have scored a 36 on the ACT. If Jesus were applying […]

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