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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Bible Study, C&MA, church, crown-college, equip, network, pastor-shepherd, spiritual formation, theology, youth ministry

Crown’s Bible, Theology and Ministry Department

As our new freshman descend upon campus this weekend, here’s a little peek into what they’ll be experiencing in our Bible, Theology and Ministry Department at Crown College. This Fall marks Crown’s 100th Anniversary… and less importantly, but still significantly, the start of my 7th year as a part of this team. We are so […]

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devotional, Difference Maker, Make a Difference, spiritual formation

J379

The #DifferenceMaker challenge for today: Draw a smiley face (on your hand or arm) and write James 3 next to it. Keep looking at this as a reminder to speak well all day long. JAMES 3:7-9 NLT People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is […]

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devotional, Jesus, spiritual formation

Defender

“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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spiritual formation, youth ministry

Meet Norma Lizing

Have you met Norma Lizing? She’s just your regular everyday adolescent… and like every other adolescent she is very important! Knowing her just might enable you to survive the roller-coaster of a young person’s adolescent years. The pre-teen and teenage life is full of heights of potential, g-forces of depressions, turns of emotions, and the lurches and jerks of relationships. The ups and […]

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grow down, Jesus, spiritual formation

Timelapse of Grow Down Drawing

Worked on a 30 second timelapse video of my GROW DOWN drawing. This has often been called the “tree diagram”… but that sounds way to boring. Each component of this drawing has profound meaning– even if my artwork is not fantastic– from the winds of life to the knot on the trunk to the fresh […]

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