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The FAITH of Godly Men More than once in Chapter 5 of Daniel, the Scripture says that Daniel had an “excellent spirit” within him. He had been called in by King Belshazzar to interpret the handwriting on the wall. As you recall, Belshazzar had foolishly exalted himself and had brought the golden vessels (cups) from […]

FAITH through the battle He trains my hands for battle… Ps 18:34 We were finally able to come home on Wednesday evening. After eight-and-a-half days in the Hospital at Vanderbilt, I was ready to be home! A couple of setbacks rose up along the way that delayed coming home a few days. But as you […]

FAITH in the Family I suppose I was swayed by the commercials, but I did it anyway. I had my DNA tested by Ancestry.com. Tina did so as well. The results came back just today… Not surprisingly, my ethnic background is about half German, and about half from the area of Great Brittan/Scotland/Ireland. But there […]

2016 – The Year of FAITH As parents of four (now adult) children, Tina and I were and are aware of two distinct but equally important realities that required ongoing Spirit-led FAITH: 1)    Each of our children are individuals with distinct gifts and graces—and distinct personalities and problems. I often joke that we have 4 […]

This will be the last blog I plan on writing in 2015, so let me take this opportunity to pray the blessings of Almighty God upon you this Christmas season – from now and through the 12 days of Christmas. May your life be filled with a deep sense of the Lord’s presence and power! […]

Saturday will be a bittersweet day for me as we have the auction at the Edge. I am sure it will be for others as well. Although I have no doubt that the Lord is behind the sale of the building and the elimination of all of our debt, it is still hard to say […]

Last Sunday, our service of worship was centered outside the sanctuary rather than inside of it. While we shared about 45 minutes of powerful worship together around the Lord’s Supper, the rest of the day was spent serving in a variety of settings. While some were busy preparing a (fantastic!) meal for everyone, others were […]

Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which […]

Our town was rocked by a tragic accident Tuesday. That morning, I was asked to pray with a group of first responders at the hospital, and was greatly honored to do so. I had actually just finished asking the Lord if there was anything I could do to be of help in the midst of […]

The Lord desires for you and me to have a life of joy and peace in Him—marked by Liberty and Freedom! The Enemy wants us to have a life of grief and anxiety apart from Jesus—marked by religious effort (which always falls short and reinforces a sense of failure) and bondage… I was talking to […]