Category Archives: Faith

Shame on us

THE WORLD VISION SAME SEX DECISIONS AND THE REPERCUSSIONS Interesting… I was halfway through writing this blog Wednesday and everything flipped on its head. If you missed the scoop, here’s the skinny: -       A few days ago international world relief … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Know?

A teenager asked me about illegal downloading of music the other day, wondering if it was legal to turn YouTube videos into music. “A friend of mine said he researched it and it was okay.” The timing of her question … Continue reading

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The Seahawks… and Jesus?

When you think of the Seattle Seahawks, maybe “Jesus” isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind, but you might be surprised how many of the team’s roster are followers of Christ… even their quarterback, Russell Wilson. If you … Continue reading

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Christmas Flash Mob

Let’s be honest, sometimes during Christmas we get distracted by shopping, wrapping, cooking, working… and we don’t necessarily forget, but we don’t take time to just stop and soak in the true reason behind Christmas. Shoppers at a mall in … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Shrewd and Innocent?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16 This week Phil Robertson was suspended “indefinitely” after “disparaging gays as sinners” in his GQ interview. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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The Kids Outside the Gates

Here’s a puzzle to solve. No, it’s not a riddle or a mind bender. It’s a true ministry dilemma sure to spark discussion among people with a passion for ministry  (Which is the exact type of ‘case study’ I liked … Continue reading

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The Perfect Man

“I want a man who…” That’s how her paper started. My daughter just graduated from High School last week and will be heading to California Baptist University in a few months. In the shuffle of paperwork flowing through her room, … Continue reading

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Seminary Trained Plumbers

Do you have to be a minister… to do ministry? “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “A fireman.” “A doctor.” “A pastor.” Is one of these more noble than the next? Is only one of these … Continue reading

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My pastor asked me if I’d go to Uganda with him again. I keep telling him, “If God tells me he wants me to go to Uganda… I’ll go.” I’m not trying to be a pain in the butt, but … Continue reading

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Unedited Advice to Teen Guys

I’m in the middle of writing a devotional filled with advice for teen guys. In search of a few ideas, I sent a text to some friends and family members asking them what they would say if they could speak … Continue reading

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