Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year 2018

No silence: on personal retreats and the goodness of God

I don’t need a personal retreat to declare God is good, but if I don’t declare His goodness from my retreat, after reading Psalm 96, I fear I’d be letting the trees and rocks cry out.

Nuff said: Ode to Stan Lee

Stan Lee , creator of Marvel Comics, passed away today at age 95. Here’s my tribute.

Why I think Apple is missing the iPhone mark

Today Apple released three new iPhones: the iPhone XS, XS Max, the XR. Here’s why I’m completely bummed about them and the phone direction Apple has taken.

August 29: A day to make much of Jesus

In meditating on Psalm 29, I grew convinced that THIS day was a day to make much of Jesus. I hope you will join me TODAY by making your own contribution in some way.

On building a church called Northstar

It’s not every day that a church celebrates a groundbreaking AND a 15th anniversary on the same day. And what do you do when the pastor is scared too?

Review: Rediscovering Humility

Every Christian should make it a point to read – no to submit to – a book about humility. When Jesus Himself is demonstrated to be humble and in a day of celebrity pastors, there is much we can apply, consider and be censured on as we approach the teaching about humility.. humbly

Broaden your prayers

I believe we all tend toward selfish prayers. We pray diligently for ourselves and for our immediate family, but we must press deeper and be led broader than just our immediate proximity in our prayers. I’m directed to the NATIONS, not just my own little circle of loved ones.

How do you pray?

Prayer is the engine of your faith. How do you pray? This blog post encourages our prayers to be vulnerable, honest and constant.

Nuff Said: A porn queen and Christians; a nation of depression; glutton-free churches and more good news from around the net

Nuff Said is a collection of articles from around the net that have made me look twice, think twice or shake my head twice.

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