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. . .Humbling ourselves in the presence of Jesus



This week at the National Youth Workers Convention in San Diego, CA a pastor referenced a passage of scripture that seemed to strike me.  Not sure why, I prepared to meditate on this passage for the rest of the weekend and beyond.  Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1) Such […]


The harvest is a great time in the life of the farmer, and it is the culmination of all that the year entailed.  The identity of the year can be summed up in the harvest because it is the sum of all factors leading up to itself.  The harvest will be the make-or-break each year […]


Brotherhood is an overlooked and under appreciated aspect of ministry. It’s application is far more powerful than programs or events for men. There is no lesson or teacher that can help men become men more quickly and effectively than simple conversation and honest expression with other men. Our hearts as men long for fraternity, and […]


Learning is a unique experience.  It is a humbling process and an empowering finish.  It is necessary and progressive, yet we seem to avoid it as long as possible.  I am so glad that I am here at National Youth Workers Convention, in spite of the fact that Krystle is 1000 miles away.  I am […]

National Youth Workers Convention

National Youth Workers Convention in San Diego, CA this weekend is going to be a blast.  I’m mostly excited because of the brothers that will be going with me.  I enjoy so much the friendships that are created through the ministries that we all share, and even enjoy being ganged-up on during our frequent theological […]

Home is Where the Heart Rests.

If home is truly where the heart finds its rest, what must we believe about the restless heart that beats inside of us?  Our being begs to be somewhere else, and our heart beats fast within us at the proposition of flight.  We beg to be somewhere, anywhere else; only to find that this earthly […]

Useless Faith

The sharpness of an individual is based on his or her knowledge of the scriptures and there applicability to life’s struggles.  But can a person apply scripture to life without being aware of life’s struggles?  Does a tool or instrument of the Lord need to have experienced the world in order that it be able […]


Is it our intent that others come to know the Lord?  Do we design our day to allow for, if not create, opportunities to present the gospel, that others might believe?  Do we do more than simply avoid curse words and the smoking section? My good friend Dusty Ledbetter and I had a conversation yesterday […]

The Tree Bears Fruit

Scripture tells us a story about Jesus’ reaction to a tree that didn’t bear fruit.  It has always seemed to me that the tree got some harsh treatment from Jesus, but after some consideration, the actions of Jesus were perfect. The creator, Jesus, designed the tree to bear fruit.  It failed to do so.  Therefore […]

Taking a step with your FOOT!

The first step is always hard, and it is believed to get easier after that.  That being said, I think a great deal of the time I try to take the firs few steps in my head so that I don’t get dirty if this thing is not going to fly.  But that isn’t what […]