My daughter’s love for sweets has finally won her the unwanted opportunity of getting a cavity filled. She had some concerns about the shot, the drill and what it might feel like. When she mentioned our local dentist, she asked why we visit this boring place and not the fancy kid-friendly establishment outside of our … Continue reading Greener Grass – A Small Life Lesson
Oh what a great God we serve because He knew that in this life we would need grace. There are moments when our lives get so hectic as we all work increasingly hard to pursue our dreams and purposes. We ultimately end up setting crazy expectations for ourselves and for people around us. But we … Continue reading Thank God for Grace!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 Three years ago, our family abruptly moved from my home town of Zion, IL of 8 years, to start an outreach ministry in Maywood. During that … Continue reading Flashback: A Brief Chapter of an Ongoing Journey
“Do You Love Me?” That’s a question we’ve all probably asked before—whether it be directed toward a spouse, child, friend or even God. But sometimes I believe we tend to forget what love really is hence the reason we ask. • We have an idea of love but when we experience it or have the … Continue reading Do You Love Me?
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 Last night, our kidz church consisted of just our four kids. It’s happened many times before for a number of reasons. This time, I considered letting them watch a movie or … Continue reading Pastoring and Parenting…Lesson Learned….
Just as a plant, it’s your environment and what’s inside of you that dictates your strength and growth. The deeper your roots the stronger you are. If you are in a place that's not feeding what makes you strong, your spiritual growth and life is at stake. Don’t waver between good and evil, love and … Continue reading Stay Planted
My god-brother sent this old picture to me. It brings back so many memories. I was immediately reminded of what I was going through during this time. Though you see a silly smile...there was so much more going on behind it. . . It was my senior year of high school just before my 18th … Continue reading Heart Made Whole
When I was six years old my parents bought a nice blue tri-level house just a block away from the Zion Police Department. It over looked a beautiful golf course and a public library. At first, I was more fascinated with fact that we were close to the police station than with the brand spanking new home. … Continue reading 2401 Gideon
“... unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 18:3 “If you had the power to do anything you wanted, what would it be?” was the icebreaker question for children’s church last Sunday. I’m always interested to see how each child will respond to these … Continue reading Faith Like Little Children
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” ~Isaiah 26:3~ After traveling on a Boeing 737, for over three hours, I arrived safely and soundly to Phoenix, Arizona. Flying on an airplane is a lot like life. Sometimes it’s 'smooth sailing' and then we randomly encounter the inevitable … Continue reading Perfect Peace