I was at the church this morning, doing some things and getting ready for the weekend gatherings. I noticed the little birds that were up underneath the car port were now gone. They got strong enough to fly away. I then thought of Rick’s message on gratefulness. I thought of how many people over the last […]Read more "The Baby Birds are Gone, God is Not"
The story Jesus tells about the soils is interesting to me. I read it this morning in Luke 8. Jesus says a farmer went out to plant seed and here are the results. Some seed hit the road, was trampled and the birds ate it up. He says (v.12) that the this is like the […]Read more "Pick your Dirt"
There is no greater responsibility on the face of this earth, like being a father. The power and influence on our children is astounding. I have had so many failures at being a perfect dad, but I realized the Lord wants us to be great dads not perfect. The example we live in front of […]Read more "An Open Letter to young dads on Father’s Day"
The ministry of Christ was performed mostly under the judgmental and critical eyes of the ruling religious class of the day, the Pharisees. They knew the law and followed it meticulously. They also knew that many did not, as they did. Those wretched sinners. They were filled with spiritual pride, judgemental attitudes, and disdain for […]Read more "Unfortunately, We Can Be Pharisees"
Change is inevitable, and so it the presence of Christ with us.Read more "Five Dangers of Resisting Change"
Quotes from the teaching I am starting this week on living our life with the purpose that God intended.Read more "Quotes from Week One of the Six-Week Series Titled “Purpose”"
I was deeply moved last night. Wendy and I attended the Life Challenge Gala in Livonia, as guests of Jeff and Lori Bonzelaar. They have started an outreach and referral center here in Toledo, but need a permanent facility. When Jeff first shared this with me, my heart and spirit resonated. Toledo is in the […]Read more "Addictions and Heroine continues to Kill, we need a Life Challenge Facility in the Toledo Area"