"Outdo one another in showing honor."               Romans 12:10 ESV In I Corinthians 12:22-27 it tells us that God places the members of the body where He desires and bestows greater honor on those who lack it so that there is no division in the body and that we can have the same care for one another.  If one member is honored we all get to rejoice together as well as if one suffers, we all [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Family, Leadership, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

Celebrate Life…

Today is my wife Amy's birthday.   She hasn't aged a day since this picture 20 years ago.  My life has been enriched by her every day.  No other woman would put up with me the way she does.  "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord."  Proverbs 18:22 Check out that mullet.  Aren't you jealous? We are only afforded so many such events to celebrate in life.  We [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:58+00:00 January 27th, 2009|Discipleship, Family, Love, Relationships, TLM Blog|2 Comments

Are you following Him?

Brace yourself.  I am haunted by what you are about to read.  So I don't take away from these words I will not say anything else except, please excuse my lack in poetic structure.  I copied this by ear.  The words are correct but may not be written out like it should as a poem.    When I became a Christian I said "Lord now fill me in; tell me what I'll suffer in this [...]

By | 2009-01-13T13:24:52+00:00 January 13th, 2009|Discipleship, Love, Mission|3 Comments

Ordinary moments…

"It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God - but we do not.  We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people - and this is not learned in five minutes."    Oswald Chambers Discipleship is a process.  It's moment by moment.  It's the ordinary things that produce the character necessary to support the Great Moments.  The exceptional things [...]

By | 2008-10-20T12:29:37+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Discipleship, Leadership, Questions, Relationships|2 Comments

Why do you love? – an examination of the heart…

Ever since I was little, I've always wanted to know how things worked - what makes them tick?  I see this in my middle son, Jonathan, who can't help asking you a million questions about everything and taking anything electronic and dismantling it to see how it works and if he can build something else out of the all the parts.  In life we intuitively want answers to all our questions. I find this carries [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:59+00:00 October 6th, 2008|Church, Love|4 Comments