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Why I Stopped Looking at the Analytics

For over a year now I have not known quite what to do with my online ministry. I’ve been blogging since 2006, but it has come with its seasons of high productivity and seasons of, “What in the world should I type next?” It was time for a change. With the help of my good [...]

Am I Overprotecting My Son?

It was one of those moments when I thought I might have crossed the line from “Responsible father” to “What was I thinking?” It was Chandler’s first day skiing the real slopes. No more bunny hill. No more magic carpet. It was time for the real thing. Not only was it Chandler’s first day, but [...]

What is Christmas All About? [Online video service]

We recorded this video to be watched on December 25th, or anytime Christmas week. We hope you will enjoy joining us for this special service! Message Notes: Christmas Morning Joy I bet that if each of us shared a memorable Christmas morning of our childhood, most of us would mention a toy we received. We’d [...]

How to get the most out of your vacation for your soul

Christmas is here! For many of us, this means some vacation time. Hopefully you get You're probably checking in for flights or packing the car for a trip to Grandma's house. Whether you're taking a long weekend or a whole week away, there's one question worth considering: How are you preparing your soul for vacation? We spend [...]

Making Sure Your Soul Is Getting What It Needs

Once I heard a Bible teacher aptly said, “In the economy of God’s Kingdom, the way up is down.” That is opposite of what the world says. We are told the way of earning power, stature, and authority is by working hard to be the best. God intended us to do quite the opposite. He [...]

5 Bible resources to put on your Christmas list

It's Christmas time around the world and that means the Christmas wish list is filling up fast. I know my own kids are already talking about what they want for Christmas. You may have your own wish list this year. What do you want to impact your life the most this Christmas season? One of the [...]

5 Principles for getting to know God

"How do I get to know God better?" I can't tell you how many times people ask me this question. Do you pray more to get to know God? Do you read the Bible more? Is there a magic formula to use to get close to God? Well, there's no magic formula, but there are some powerful [...]

Saddle up and Stay the Course

You have probably experienced that moment of being scared to death and needing the courage to press on. Gripped by fear or, at the very least, gripped by your desire for comfort, you delay. I wonder what Abram’s father, Terah, was experiencing in Genesis 11:31. He had fled the land of Ur, trying to get [...]

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