Psalm 121 Family Devotional

PSALM 121  This Psalm has been referred to as the “Travelers Psalm” used to bless those going on a journey. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he…

The Evolution of Preaching

  Former Oxford professor, Dr. Kadish Kandiah wrote recently why preaching is dead. He lists six compelling reasons why preaching should be, if not already, dead. However, as I read through his points I couldn’t help but to think that preaching isn’t dead, but it may need to evolve, again. You see, preaching has always…

First 100 Days

  President Franklin Roosevelt established the importance of a president’s first 100 days. FDR believed the activity and relationships the president accomplished in the first 100 days were a gauge for measuring the rest of his presidency. Since the FDR administration the press has paid special attention to every president’s first 100 days. A pastor’s…

Apologetic Preaching

I once heard one of my favorite preachers, Louie Giglio say, “preaching is a craft.” What he meant was we should not all sound like whoever is famous at the time. I think it was Rick Warren back then, now it would be Matt Chandler. Anyways, it’s a good point that young preachers should spend…

Adoption: God’s Love & The Judge

Today we adopted our daughter Alyssa. I was more emotional than I expected. Those of you who know me know I am a pretty emotional guy, but I thought this would be a slam dunk joyous occasion. This morning though as the thought of all we were adopting Alyssa from I was flooded with tears. We…

Adoption Update 09.2014

Today Angie and I were thinking back to when this adoption journey started for us. It was 2011. We set out to adopt as many kids as we could from Uganda. As the international process stalled out, through much prayer we decided to open up our adoption options to include domestic as well. As we…

Adoption Update 10.23.2013

Adoption Update We were licensed to Foster/Adopt in Houston a few weeks ago. Since then we receive an average 3 emails a day regarding children who need a forever home. Their stories are heartbreaking and a reminder that the ministry of adoption needs more families of various backgrounds to step into the call to foster…