How to Hear God (Part 1)

I started hearing God about a month after I committed my life to Jesus in December 2008. Yes, I do realize how that sounds, but there are things in my life that have happened that leave no room for doubt that this is true. Just read about me and the Marine. When I say IContinue reading “How to Hear God (Part 1)”

Life This Week

I want to be less self-centered this week. I want to be Christ-centered and other-centered. You know how sometimes you do things for other people and you view them as a departure from what you had planned or expected that day? You had a list of agenda items and that one act of service threwContinue reading “Life This Week”

How to Pray with Someone

My step-father is a quadriplegic and cannot move a muscle in his body other than those in his neck. What this means is that someone has had to feed him every bite he eats. Someone must put him into bed and get him out of bed. Someone has to brush his hair and brush hisContinue reading “How to Pray with Someone”

How to Be Present

Non-presence. It is an epidemic. Sometimes I wonder if being present in a particular moment is even possible. So many thoughts and tasks, ideas and ideals, and cares and concerns pull me away. I am constantly greatly tempted to check email or Facebook or Instagram in the middle of a conversation with someone, while driving,Continue reading “How to Be Present”

Life This Week

This past Thursday and Friday, I attended the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church. The speakers were unmatched and my brain feels a little like it might explode from all the teaching. My takeaways were many, but the two that stood out the most were the need we all have to be seenContinue reading “Life This Week”

How to Quit Stuff

There are many verses in Scripture that encourage us to stand firm and not give up (Acts 20:24; 1 Corin. 15:58; 1 Corin. 16:13; Gal. 6:9; Eph. 4:1; Heb. 12:1; 2 Peter 1:10), so the idea of quitting seems contrary to how we are to be as followers of Jesus.  But the Scriptures make clear thatContinue reading “How to Quit Stuff”