December 19th, 2019
Good music always makes me peaceful, especially music with outstanding cello work. There’s something about cellos that sounds yearning, waiting for the dawn to break, waiting for the hero to deliver....
December 7th, 2019
I originally wrote this on December 24, 2014. Thought I'd share it again (slightly edited) because the truth is timeless. Keep in mind, I’m not letting Adam off the hook in what follows here. This pic...
October 24th, 2019
While farming several years ago I learned a lesson that will not likely forget. Forecasted rains would undoubtedly interrupt the fall harvest so my father and I worked late into the night in an effort...
A Fool in Old Age
September 10th, 2019
There's something that's always bothered me about King Solomon. How can the wisest man who ever lived be so foolish in his old age? Look at 1 Kings 11:4. It's kind of cliché to question Solomon's wi...
The Breathless Queen
August 26th, 2019
Have you ever heard the expression, “Who do you think you are? The Queen of Sheba?” That might be a little old for some of you, but it’s an expression I’ve heard in movies and from older family member...
July 30th, 2019
This weekend I was taken aback by some news. Joshua Harris, former pastor and author of the bestselling, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced on his Instagram account that he and his wife are divorcing...
Does Shame Play a Role?
June 26th, 2019
We live in a guilt and shame culture. That might not make sense from one perspective because it seems that no one feels guilt or shame about anything they do anymore. That's not what I'm talking abou...
November 28th, 2018
This past Sunday, our Senior Pastor, David Gidcumb, made a confession during his sermon. He said, "I'm not a holiday sermon guy." I'll be honest with you. I'm not either. I love Thanksgiving, I love C...
Peacemaking and Reconciliation Journeys
October 16th, 2018
Today, a good friend shared something that sent my mind tumbling in a good way. It was a definition of peacemaking. Here’s what it says. "Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It’s the act of interrupti...