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Doing Relationships God’s Way pt. 2

March 23, 2008 3 comments

In part 1 of this article I suggested 4 things a person can do to avoid the suffering and disappointment so many single people experience while dating. Those four things were:

1. Get Right with God
2. Focus on Friendship First
3. Be Satisfied with Singleness
4. Go in a Group

Now in part 2 I would like to offer an additional 5 tips for doing relationships God’s way.

Read more…

Categories: Dating, Writing

It Will Grow Back

February 9, 2008 Leave a comment

I posted about this concept a few weeks ago, but here is the entire article that I wrote published on an awesome online Christian magazine for men, Prodigal Son Magazine.

Categories: Devotions, Writing

Your Hair Will Grow Back

January 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Tonight while I was telling the kids the story of Samson before bed my mind came to rest on this verse, “22 But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.” I didn’t know exactly what the verse said but the thought occurred to me that there must have been some amount of time that passed between when Samson was captured by the Philistines and when he gave his live to destroy the house he was shackled in.

I wondered what that time was like. We read in Judges 16 that when Samson was captured his eyes were gouged out leaving him blind. We also read that the Philistines would have Samson brought before them for some kind of entertainment. It must have been a humiliating time for the once proud man. Not being able to see and not being able to defend himself against such embarrassment could have driven Samson mad. He could have denied God and cursed God for laving him in such a state. But I don’t think he did.

The verse above tells the tale. Over time, what must have seemed like an eternity for the warrior turned blind court jester, Samson’s hair grew. But not only his hair was restored. It is possible that his heart for his God was restored as well.

The chances are good that you have done something to dishonor God. The Bible says that everyone has turned from God and gone his own way at some point. Sometimes the choices we make has very serious consequences that leave us feeling blind, or humiliated, or shackled. Just like Samson. The good news is that because of Jesus death on the cross our hair will grow back. And we can be used by God again.

Categories: Devotions, Writing

Signs Matter

Church Marketing Sucks posted a blog today that I wrote regarding the importance of good signage. Here’s a teaser..

When I was 10 years old there was a song by Tesla that was rocking the airwaves called “Signs.” All my friends and I loved the song. You are probably thinking of the chorus right now…

Signs Signs everywhere there’s signs, Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind Do this, don’t do that, Can’t you read the sign

Yesterday I had to take my kids to a medical check-up in a non-familiar place. The check-up was taking place in a local high school in our city and the whole experience felt to me very much like visiting a portable church.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Categories: Churches, Marketing, Writing

Lenten Caffeine Haiku

April 13, 2007 2 comments

No caffeine for lent.

I missed drinking coffee much.

Glad lent is over.

Categories: Poetry, Writing

Wild Pitch By Cincinnati Mayor

April 4, 2007 1 comment

Pretty pumped about the MLB season beginning. My hometown MN Twins are off to a great 2-0 start. But I am cheering most for the Boston Red Sox. Yes, I am a proud part of the Red Sox nation.

I enjoyed playing baseball growing up. I was a catcher, so I saw my share of wild pitches, but I have never seen anything quite like the pitch thrown by the Cincinnati mayor at the Reds opening day game.

Categories: Fun, Video, Writing

Doing the Least for Romania

February 26, 2007 Leave a comment

This summer I had the chance to write my first published article for a quarterly Bethel Seminary publication called Heart & Mind magazine. The piece was focused on a woman who 11 weeks doing an internship in Romania. It was good learning experience for me in writing and I’m thankful that I was given the opportunity.

If you interested you can read the article online: Doing for the Least in Romania.

Categories: Writing