Writing Archive

If You Want To Be Used By God…

The horrors of the world sometimes overpower our view of God’s providence. When life gets hard, and answers aren’t tangible, or even in plain view, we begin to panic frantically, as if the One who watches us is sleeping. “He doesn’t slumber, nor does He sleep.” – Psalm 121 In the context of David’s era, […]

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Every once in a while, I like to go back over posts from the early years. This is a post from my very first blog. This specific post was published September 5, 2008. Actually, the reason I started blogging was to share my personal learnings from Scripture. This is one of those learnings. So, it’s […]

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What Would You Do For God If You Knew You Wouldn’t Fail?

A few months ago, God gave me a vision for something. Something different. Something challenging. I ignored it up to this point, knowing that it would take a lot to make it successful. Then, this week, I went to God asking for direction, guidance, and vision. I wonder if He laughed :). Whether He laughed […]

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Do You Want God Or Your Idea Of God?

I’m studying in 1 Samuel right now. I’ve been especially changed in learning about Israel’s demand for a king. It’s been talked about many many times…God wants to be our King, but sometimes we want to make something else our king. But when you read the first 10 chapters of 1 Samuel, you start to […]

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Leaving Ephesus

This is a post from my first blog (posted on August 7, 2007). It came to mind the other day when I realized that I didn’t migrate posts from that blog onto this one. It was a pretty monumental post (or time in my life), so I thought I would share it here. I suck. […]

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Repost: What Churches Can Learn From Restaurants

During Thanksgiving, I’m taking a break from posting. So I’m posting some of the most popular posts over the last couple years. Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! “One of the thoughts that passed through my head was that this terrible experience in this restaurant was our first time and that it wouldn’t be probable that […]

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Repost: 11 Unforgettable Moments With My Youth Pastor Part 2

During Thanksgiving, I’m taking a break from posting. So I’m posting some of the most popular posts over the last couple years. Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! 7. When he got us back. My friend, Clint, and I were morons in high school. We were the jokers, the class clowns of our group. Two (maybe […]

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Repost: 11 Unforgettable Moments With My Youth Pastor Part 1

During Thanksgiving, I’m taking a break from posting. So I’m posting some of the most popular posts over the last couple years. Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! As a youth pastor, my mind is always full of youth ministry-related ideas.  So many times, my tendency is to camp out in my office and navigate each […]

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Repost: Mayo Announcements

During Thanksgiving, I’m taking a break from posting. So I’m posting some of the most popular posts over the last couple years. Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! This is another one of those times where we try to give announcements in a creative way. Or just play a video where everyone laughs and doesn’t hear […]

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Repost: Psalm 143 In A New Light

During Thanksgiving, I’m taking a break from posting. So I’m posting some of the most popular posts over the last couple years. Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! Sometimes, when I read the Scripture, it’s life-giving; other times it’s dry.  Sometimes, we give it the attention it needs – others, not so much. And then, every […]

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