When You Stop Learning, You Stop Leading

NEVER. STOP. LEARNING.   I have a four-year-old who is a never-ending stream of questions. He wants to know how the car runs, why we have to cut the grass, why fish like to eat worms, how ice cream is made, why his body parts function the way they do, and if he can...

Of First Importance

43,000+ words. That’s how many written words from the Apostle Paul are contained in the New Testament. And those are only the letters we still have! He probably wrote many more letters over the decades of his ministry. And yet, out of tens of thousands of words,...

He Already Won!

I grew up playing baseball and my dad was often the coach of my teams. Baseball was a family affair for us. I remember game day was always full of nerves because there was so much excitement and anticipation going into a game. The excitement came from the unknown....

Two Words You’ll Need Before You Leave

FAITH OVER FURY   In 1 Kings 19, as Elisha was plowing a field with his oxen, Elijah walked by and “cast his cloak upon him” (translation: “You’re coming to my seminary. Let’s go!”). Without even pausing, Elisha ran home and sacrificed his oxen on a fire made...

Hand on Mouth

I’m sure you’ve heard of “Foot In Mouth syndrome,” and I’m sure you’ve felt the humiliation of it before. One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, was known for it. He was constantly saying and doing things he shouldn’t, getting himself in trouble, and sometimes even severely...

ART IN YOUR VEINS

I grew up loving art. I was scribbling letters and pictures as early as I can remember, writing and illustrating books, and diving into photography. I taught myself Photoshop after high school, and eventually ran my own graphic design company for a while. Art is in my...