Thursday we received Melissa’s post-surgical pathology report. Monday’s surgery had come after four long months of chemotherapy. We we were informed that the cancerous tumor removed from her breast was tiny, the margins around it were clear and the removed lymph nodes were clear as well. Melissa is not yet through this journey but sheContinue reading “Melissa is Cancer Free (but that is not what makes God good)”
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Back Story to My “Trail Guide” Series
In early 2021, I received a God-PING. The prompt was to turn my Wednesday evening Going Deeper messages into a series of verse by verse treks through entire books of the New Testament. These books would have the NLT scripture text baked in and offer engaging commentary, colorful stories and illustrations, practical applications, questions toContinue reading “Back Story to My “Trail Guide” Series”
Guarding Your Peace
Friday Musing: How do you “keep your peace” in a social media driven world? Try these simple guidelines: 1) Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. 2) Don’t pass along anything you don’t 100% know to be true. And even if it is true, ask if the news is yoursContinue reading “Guarding Your Peace”
IF CHURCH WERE MORE LIKE BASEBALL:
1. Worship Directors would flip their water bottles after concluding a “home run” set and slowly jog off stage. 2. Preachers would be doused with iced Gatorade in huge orange coolers by their staffs after particularly good Easter sermons… 3. A measure or two of the liturgist’s favorite hymn or praise song would play asContinue reading “IF CHURCH WERE MORE LIKE BASEBALL:”
“Trail Guide to the Gospel of John” Has Been Released!
My goal was to write a one stop, “lay person’s” commentary on John’s Gospel that people couldn’t put down.