Blog

WHY THANKSGIVING MATTERS

  Dear Friends, This Thursday is my favorite holiday of the year.  It makes me excited even now thinking about Thanksgiving.  Kathy is already busy buying some of the food and supplies we will need to have a wonderful meal and a great time together.  She is the single...

read more

THE POWER OF A THANKFUL HEART

THE POWER OF A THANKFUL HEART Dear Friends, In a week and a half Americans will be gathering all over our nation to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  While we call it "Thanksgiving Day" maybe a better name would be "Turkey Day" or "Football Day."  How much of the way we...

read more

AN ELECTION DAY PERSPECTIVE

Dear Friends, We are facing the midterm elections on Tuesday.  So many Christians are divided over party politics with neither side willing or able to see the viewpoint of the other.  I weary of American politics because I don't believe the answers to the problems we...

read more

DEALING WITH BROKENNESS

Dear Friends, What is the Christian response to the brokenness we see in our world today?  This past week we have seen example after example of the brokenness of our society—death, murder, suicide, hatred, disease, war, and division—all point to how something is not...

read more

HOW TO GRIEVE WITH GOD

Dear Friends, I was recently talking to a friend who was dealing with grief.  When asked what resource I would suggest that would be helpful, I stopped to think.  After Donna was killed, concerned friends gave me many books.  I appreciated their kindness, and read...

read more

HOW TO GRANDPARENT GOD’S WAY

  Dear Friends, This past Friday I spoke at Grandparents Day at Heritage Christian School (we have four grandchildren who are students at Heritage).  It was one of the most fun talks I've ever given because I got to talk about my grandkids. Here are THREE OF FUNNY...

read more

SEEKING REFUGE

Dear Friends, As a pastor of a congregation and chaplain for Fishers Police and Fire Departments there are times when I get overwhelmed with the hurting people around me.  Often in waves, I walk with people through one difficulty after another until it begins to take...

read more

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

This picture is when our son, Graham was just 7 years old.  We had been teaching him to learn how to match his clothes.  We explained how the colors of your pants and shirt should match or at least compliment each other. One morning we were leaving for worship and...

read more

HOW TO LEARN TO TRUST GOD

Dear Friends, "One of the most difficult things to do in life is to trust God."  Have you ever heard anyone say that, or have you ever thought it yourself?  Everything in us wants to take matters into our own hands and make something happen.  Waiting on God and...

read more

HOW TO REALLY KNOW GOD

Dear Friends, I recently read a book Entitled "With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God" by Skye Jethani.  It challenged the way we think of, and relate to God.  I hope you will listen to my story as an illustration of the concepts developed in this book. BELIEVED...

read more

HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS SUFFERING

Dear Friends, During times in my life when I was suffering the most (like when my wife was killed by a drunk driver or when my son had a traumatic brain injury) many Christians tried to provide comfort and consolation.  Although their heart was in the right place,...

read more

HOW TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY NOW

Dear Friends, This past week my oldest grandson, Travis, played in his first football game.  They executed what they had been taught and were able to enjoy a 32-0 victory in their very first game. Did you know God intends for you and me to enjoy victory in our lives?...

read more