In October 2022, going through Yellowstone National Park, there were vast areas of forest land that clearly showed that there was most likely a fire at one time, revealing bare tree trunks everywhere, and among them were these cute little baby trees coming up in their place. I was particularly fascinated by how many baby … More Unless a seed die..
Today I learned that Olivia Newton-John died today, August 8, 2022. As I pondered on this, a wave of emotion came, and memories from my childhood came. Her music came into my life in the ’70s, I seem to recall that she came into our lives while we lived in Guam. I think her song … More A Moment has passed
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved animated movies. In my preteen years, on Saturday mornings, my Father and I would watch Looney Toons. Dad loved the silly, determined, ignorant Wile Y Coyote, and I loved the mischievous Bugs Bunny. It’s one of my favorite memories, as Dad and I rarely did anything … More Encountering the Father that Loves
One very common complaint I have come across from those dealing with same sex attraction and the seemingly impossibility of getting free from it is ” I’ve tried to get free and it didn’t happen”. This is typically the most common response and among the many different arguments people put forward, this one is the … More A Necessary Warfare
This week I came across a Facebook post that saddened me in two ways. It was a letter posted to a lesbian from a church, by a person who WASN’T the woman the letter was sent to. It was a rebuke to a woman who was living homosexually and had been contacted by the same … More How cool was Jesus with sinners?
One aspect of my job as a Men’s Minister is to be able to address the lies of a fallen culture, exposing the deeds of darkness ( Eph 5:11-13), proclaiming the truth, (Col 1:28) and also, at times, addressing the reality of what has happened in the life of those who have retreated back into … More The Witness and the Testimony
Galatians 5:7-9 “You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” In my journey as a man, once gay identified, now set free, I have had my battles with sin, and in the process I learned how to walk/run/stand/fight/endure. … More Who Hindered You?
I love the word of God. Since 1999 it has transformed my life, my heart, my mind. Through it I have heard God speak, I have received direction, and a deeper understanding that promises to get richer and fuller as I continue to seek the one who has been from the beginning. Right off the … More The Beauty of the Imago Dei
2 Tim 3: 1-5 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, … More This rebellious, shameless generation
3/17/2020 This past weekend, I was struggling with allergies, and camped out on the recliner. Many of my friends will tell you that I love entertainment, and I don’t say that as a happy, exhilarating exclamation. Rather, it’s a weakness that I have been steadily battling now for a few years. So, while laid up … More The Disillusion of Yesteryear