Living in Grace!

Today is a very special day... Mother's Day!!! For so many reasons I can highlight the two most special women in my life, my mom and my wife. But instead, I want to share a story with you. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to experience a mother's worst nightmare with a strange woman and an …

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Fathers Cry Too

This weekend we were watching our Saturday family matinee which featured Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur. Of course, toward the end of the movie I was sitting on the couch fighting back tears. If there is one thing I can't stand it is crying in front of any person during a cartoon movie. Usually I …

Let Not Many…

"Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we will be judged more strictly." (James 3:1; NET) In today's world, with various types of social media and blog posts and the like, I'm reminded of this verse. It becomes very humbling and frightening that this verse tends to …

Of War and Wisdom

I live in a beautiful valley tucked right in the middle of the state of Washington. I love the beauty of the mountains and I enjoy the pace of life... a little bit slower, but not painful. We have a tremendous amount of diversity, from Mexicans to Eastern Europeans, from parents raising children to a …

Annoying Prayer

I was reminded this last week by a friend and fellow pastor, Charlie Rodig, to look at what you need and just pray. In this, the Lord will bring you what you need. So simple, yet, easy to forget. The Lord wants us to pray, and not to lose heart in doing so. Look at …

My Distress

The last couple of weeks, and continuing on for at least several more, I have been blessed to teach through the book of Jonah on Wednesday nights. If one is to venture into the story of Jonah, it won't take long to realize that God uses all sorts of people to do His will, even …