• Miscellaneous

    The Loneliest Whale in the World

    This morning I read an article about “The Loneliest Whale in the World.” As I read it, I was struck by how much the plight of this whale spoke to the reality that many of us live in. You see, this whale, unlike other whales, was a loner. While most whales, even whales of this same species, usually travel in groups, this whale travels alone… and has for decades. I’m certain that many of us can relate. I know that I certainly can. At least during seasons of my life. Not bad, just different From what the scientists that track her can tell, there is nothing wrong with this whale.…

  • ** Reviewed,  Marriage,  Miscellaneous

    This is What Love Looks Like

    So, today is Valentines Day. I was planning to post the second in my series helping men learn how to the spiritual leaders of their families. Then life threw me a curveball. You see this past Sunday, some really unexpected things happened. Through that I got a really good idea of what true love looks like, and it looks a lot like my wife. It ain’t about flowers or candy. These are common gifts often given on Valentines Day. Heck, there is currently a box of chocolates sitting on my dinning room table that my son intends to give to his girlfriend. But, that’s not love. Anybody can do that. Countless…

  • ** Reviewed,  Christian Living,  Miscellaneous,  Pastoral Leadership

    If You Hate My Wife, We Can’t Be Friends

    There is a statement that I have told my kids many times over the years. In fact, I have told them so much that they can both quote it. Here it is: “This is my wife. I love you, but I love her more. She was my wife before you came around, and she will be my wife after you have grown up and moved on.” I’m certainly not trying to tell my kids that I don’t love them. I always make sure, when I say this, that they know I love them. But, what I want them to know is that I love my wife. On this earth there…

  • ** Reviewed,  Miscellaneous

    New Look, New Direction

    It’s funny how life happens sometimes. You really never know where you are going to end up, or what God is going to call you to do. If you have been reading this blog for very long, then you know that is has been mostly children’s ministry focused with a smattering of miscellaneous other stuff along the way. Well, now it’s taking a new direction. You see, somewhere along the way, God decided that it would be a good idea for me to start a church. I know, crazy. Right. Hey, it wasn’t my idea. I’m just trying to be obedient to what God is telling me to do. Trust…

  • ** Reviewed,  Miscellaneous,  Poetry

    The Throne Room

    Sometimes when I pray I like to close my eyes and imagine that I’m seeing the throne room of God. I close my eyes and, without speaking a word a picture begins to appear. Soon it’s like I’m there and I’m no longer here. There before me are two giant doors, not to keep me out, but to welcome me in. I want them to open, I want to go through, But I cannot forget, my past sin. Without a word and without a sound, these doors begin to move. I feel like I should speak, I feel like I should prove that this Holy place is were I belong,…