Read the red and pray for the power!

“Read the red and pray for the power.” These were the instructions that Dr. Fuchsia Pickett gave to our class when Jessica and I were in Bible school in the early 90s, and I think they are the perfect marching orders for each of us as we start a New Year together. Yesterday, Grace Church […]

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Important guest post about leadership in our tumultuous political times

Hi everyone! Earlier this week I was preparing some thoughts for a perspective blog in light of our upcoming presidential election when I saw this article from Stephen Mansfield, addressing the noble, courageous Christian leadership that we need to manifest amid our tumultuous political times.[1] His words were so good that I decided to forego […]

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I will always need you more than ever before

Ever since I was quite young, hot tubs have been one of my sanctuaries. It’s kind of weird, but true nonetheless. Tonight, while thinking in the hot tub, I uttered a simple prayer to the Lord, “I need you more than ever before” and then I was immediately struck by the humor in that prayer. […]

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Unexplainable but not Unknowable

There’s a difference between things that are unexplainable and unknowable. I can’t explain exactly how love works, but I’ve been deeply in love with Jessica for twenty years now. I can’t fully explain how a daughter is able to utterly melt a father’s heart; however, all Maddie and Amber have to do to get their […]

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Do prayers for our country really make a difference?

Do our prayers for America (or our home country) really make a difference? Today, is America’s National Day of Prayer, and, hopefully, millions of Americans will pause throughout the day to offer prayers to God for our great country. Will those prayers mean anything? Will God’s favor, blessing, and protection rest on us because we […]

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