January 15, 2019

The Power of Two

Before 1954, the consensus opinion was that no human would ever run a mile in under four minutes. Even studies had been done to show that if a person ran…
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January 8, 2019


In my university days, I trained with a gymnastics team in Anaheim, California. One summer night we attended an Anaheim Angels baseball game in which the great hurler, Nolan Ryan,…
December 18, 2018

Hope Came at Christmas

Someone has said, “A man can live for about 40 days without food, three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope.” Hopelessness is…
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November 27, 2018

Leading out of Presence, Pt. 2

Leaders, who lead out of principle instead of presence, are building a kingdom without a king! The challenge for the Jesus follower, who is a leader, is to keep the…
November 20, 2018

Thankful for the Puritans

The first group came in 1620, aboard the Mayflower. They were famously called “Puritans,” due to their passion to purify the Church of England. Having grown weary of constant persecution…
October 30, 2018

Trained in the Fire

God does His deepest work through the storms of relationships. Most hardships are relational. When we get shaken, even to our core, we find out what’s within us. The picture…
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October 23, 2018

Living from Your New Heart

When you are living from your new heart, you are living the authentic you! Once you learn to love from the heart that was engrafted into you when you gave…
October 9, 2018

Refiner’s Fire, Pt. 3

One of the most beloved verses in scripture, quoted by anyone and everyone who’s been a Christian for any length of time, is Romans 8:28, “All things work together for…
October 2, 2018

Refiner’s Fire, Pt. 2

Last week I was in Ouray, Colorado on a combined bear hunt and spiritual retreat. The bears are safe, but my time with God was anything but. God apprehended me…
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September 28, 2018

Refiner’s Fire, Pt. 1

Malachi speaks of the coming Messiah as a “refiner’s fire.” Malachi is prophesying in 450 B.C. of Jesus coming to the “Temple” as One who will purify. He was speaking…