Books, church, devotional, family, generational transference, parenting, spiritual formation

Strong & Courageous: 365 Daily Devotions for Fathers

I’m excited to announce a new book… in time for Father’s Day!  Strong & Courageous: 365 Daily Devotions for Fathers. Ten good friends helped me create and compile this leather bound resource. Each of them is a talented writer and good pastor: Cesar Castillejos, Chris Folkestad, Bryan Halferty, Steven McCready, John Mulholland, Phil Petersen, Tony Roos, Luke […]

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community, devotional, family

Make An Allowance

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 NLT We think of an allowance as a sum of money that a parent might give to their kids each week. But in his letter to the Colossians, Paul’s idea of […]

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devotional, Jesus, spiritual formation


“Whoever defends himself will have himself for his defense, and he will have no other. But let him come defenseless before the Lord and he will have for his defender no less than God himself.” – AW Tozer, Pursuit of God Tozer’s quote hits me firmly and refreshingly today. My prayers this morning revolved around […]

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culture, devotional, devotional, Jesus, leadership, life, Make a Difference, spiritual formation

Martin Luther King Jr was countercultural

*The following devotional will appear in my new book, Make a Difference: 365 World-Changing Devotions (2016). In the face of hostility, Martin Luther King upheld mercy. He had every right to retaliate against those who hurled threats, insults, and physical harm. Yet he chose a different path, one that changed the trajectory of a powerful nation, […]

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devotional, Jesus Everyday, life


BECAUSE PEOPLE FEEL TRAPPED – OUR WORLD NEEDS JESUS EVERYDAY because people feel trapped. Sometimes people may succeed in constructing moments in which they feel, if even for merely a breath, unrestricted. But these moments are fleeting… for the entrapments of consequences, injustice, oppression, illness, circumstances, ceilings, frustrations and rules eventually close in life’s walls […]

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devotional, Jesus, Jesus Everyday


OUR WORLD NEEDS JESUS EVERYDAY because people keep doing stupid things. So many people making so many frustratingly foolish choices. It’s almost like people can’t stop acting out their inner idiocy. Like dogs that return to their vomit, some people knowingly hurt themselves by pursuing pleasures that interest them in the moment but harm them in the […]

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