Month: August 2010

No Excuses

I was teaching this morning about Micah 6:8 and it’s stance on doing the right thing.  I had a student in my class ask, “Yea, but what if it isn’t our fault?”   A little taken aback, I asked, “How could it not be your fault? You either do what you should or you don’t.” She […]


Being a husband requires humility and the ability to serve your wife with love and compassion. I awoke today with a profound sense of urgency for my Christian brothers. Serve your wives!

Decisions, Decisions…

Several people in my life are facing important decisions right now and they are having trouble deciding how to assure themselves that the choices they make are the best.  I am forced to ask this question, “How much does personal preference matter in our decision making?”


I heard a song by the pop artist Pink entitled Glitter in the Air.  One of the lines says, “Have you ever hatted yourself for staring at the phone? Your whole life waiting on the ring to prove your not alone.”  Using the world around us to indicate our own value will only work when […]

Good Friends

Good friends are hard to find.  Once you have them you never have to work to keep them, and they never have to work to keep you.  I was told once, by a wise man, that I would count myself lucky to have one or two true friends in my life.  If that is so, […]

Redemption vs. Rehabilitation

There is a drastic difference between redemption and rehabilitation.  I have only noticed this difference since I have been rehabilitating my knee after Friday’s surgery.  Rehabilitation is the process of stretching and restrengthening the effected limb until it meets the minimum requirement for service for the body.  However, Redemption is the instantaneous moment when something […]

The Future is Always at Hand

I had a conversation with my wife last night about what our future might hold.  The idea that we might be able to plan what we will be doing even a year from now is foolish.  What is far more important is that we must be willing to take every moment and make it matter. […]

Surgery is OVER!

I had knee surgery yesterday and am only now able to write about it.   I am so thankful for the Lords provision and how he makes a way where there seems to be no way.  A great deal of thanks goes out to Dr. Clifford Deprang from Abilene, TX and his entire team that helped […]

Home and Rest

It is amazing how long it takes to get over a week away.  We sleep and try to get back our energy, and we remains about what the Lord has done.  Maybe it is good that it takes us a while to get better.  We need to be able to process what all has gone […]