Apr 4, 2016

Learning from the seat of the bike

I've recently taken up mountain biking. Partly, to change things up with my workouts. Partly, because my kids just got new bikes for Christmas and I wanted to have something to do with them. It was amazing seeing my daughter learn to ride without training wheels. First time out, I had to run behind her with my hand on the back of the seat and feeling her balance. During that first run, I let go a few times so she could feel how the bike handled.

And then she fell.

Aug 13, 2014

You Are Called

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” - Matthew 4:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20

We are all called to ministry.

Aug 27, 2013

Business is a Noble and Honorable Profession

I've been reading a new book over the last week entitled Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. It has been a very eye opening and inspiring read. I would recommend this book as a must read for any person involved in any kind of business profession. Rabbi Lapin has filled this book with so much quality information that I've had to slow down and really process a lot of it rather than running through the book as I normally would. 

Aug 11, 2013

To Be Successful: Be Planted

I grew up in church and had always thought that to be successful in life meant that I needed to be a full time paid staff member at a church. I went to school to earn my ordination for ministry and still carry that today. However, my view of what it means to be successful has changed a bit.

After a few years of chasing a full time position in a church, and the door never opening for us, we decided to take a break. My wife, Amy, and I moved back to her hometown and settled into a church to just rest a bit. God provided a job for me while I was here as the manager of the local Radioshack that allowed me to use my penchant for technology and customer service. It also paid our bills.

Apr 17, 2013

Dreaming of Something New

I know that I haven't blogged in a while. We've been very busy building our new home and getting it ready for launching a new missional endeavor. I really appreciate everyone who has dropped by the blog over the last few months. I'm hoping to post more regularly and wanted to kick things off with some ideas that my wife and I have been thinking through the last few months.

Oct 22, 2012

The old me is dead!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

The old me is dead.

What a statement! In those five words is a  whole new outlook and purpose for life. This week at Crosspointe Church in Ada, OK Pastor Shawn Wiebers helped to shed some new light on this simple but profound statement. 

Aug 20, 2012

Change of Plans

When things don't go my way I have a tendency to get depressed about it. I don't know if that's just the way I'm wired, but it is definitely something that I'm working on. When God doesn't open a door, He always has something else lined up. Isn't that what we've always been taught? But the truth is that we have to be ready and willing to accept that the door He opens may not be what we expected.