Living Testimony

Cultivating a Living Testimony

Living Testimony, we hear that all the time. At one point I wondered about the significance of those two words. They seem just two words that define themselves. You are alive and a testimony is a sworn statement. You have all you need for a living testimony. For a Christian is is much more than that because it is our proof of God’s change. It is how we show the… Read More »Cultivating a Living Testimony
Salvation is secondary

My Salvation Is Secondary

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Man, that’s deep already. I’m not going to apologize if that headline offends you. It should. It should also get your attention to the very serious nature of what I want to talk about. It’s been on my heart like an 800-pound Gorilla named Sparky. While talking with a friend we discussed a man’s primary duty as the leader of his home. After we talked I just had this consistent… Read More »My Salvation Is Secondary
Core Values

Finding Your Core Values

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This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Core Values” Ask yourself, “What really matters to me?” It sounds like a simple question but it’s far deeper if you pause and give it the attention it really deserves. I promised in my last article about what others say about you that these exercises could be used in a secular manner because we all have values. Whether you are Christian,… Read More »Finding Your Core Values
Who Do Men Say That I Am?

Who Do Men Say That I Am?

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Core Values” Often times I am arrogant in the sense that I don’t care what people think of me. It can be a good and a bad thing to have that outlook. Jesus once asked his disciples [Mark 8:27-29] “Who do men say that I am?” and they answered him in several ways. He then asked them, “But who do you… Read More »Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Consistent Nutrition

Consistent Nourishment

A tree planted by water. Or maybe the farmer scattering seeds is what you recall from the parableĀ [Matthew 13:1-9] that Jesus spoke of in the Bible. As a child I was taught about the farmer sowing seeds but as an adult I enjoy the idea of a tree more. The reason for this is because trees are consistent, you’ll hear this word a lot going forward. Plants, like those sown… Read More »Consistent Nourishment
Bench

Finding Peace in Death

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My last living Grandmother died January 9th, 2015. Her husband died December 1st, 2011. That is them and I miss them. Who wouldn’t miss people, that as far back as you can remember have been there and have been pillars of your identity? It’s heartbreaking when we lose loved ones and we need comfort in that storm. Some people find it in a bottle, some find it in the form… Read More »Finding Peace in Death
Own Your Past

Owning Your Past to Move Forward

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Never fear your past. One of the things that I took in to consideration before I jumped wholly in to this journey that God put before me was that I needed to decide if I wanted to erase who I used to be over social media or to leave it. I chose to leave it and for good reason. To erase my past, who I presented myself as, and who… Read More »Owning Your Past to Move Forward

Learning to be Last

It is hard for anyone to always put themselves last in this world because many of us live in a society that often times thinks of themselves first even when we profess subjugation of our own will. It is a fault of man and one that we must understand and ultimately find peace with. As a man with a family that often means our desires are put to the side… Read More »Learning to be Last