Matthew 2:1-11

A Christmas Story

Meet Nadir, a fictional 10-year-old who tells his story of seeing the Magi in Jerusalem and the adventure that follows. He learns three lessons of faith from his grandfather, all taken from Matthew 2:1-11. The text below is the manuscript from a monologue I wrote and delivered for church. It’s written to be presented orally, […]

Follow me

Follow Me

“Find a job” — Google offers nearly four billion options “Find direction in life” — Google provides more than one billion options “Follow me” — Jesus issues one personal invitation In their gospels, both Matthew and Mark share Jesus’ invitation to Peter and Andrew: “Follow me, and I will send you out to fish for […]

Next Step Summit lessons learned

Lessons Learned from the Next Step Summit

The Next Step Summit was a success in many ways. Would I do it again? Absolutely! We got terrific feedback and received encouraging endorsements. Still, I’d want to see it improve, so here are some of my top lessons learned. God’s church is strong We had a diverse, eclectic mix of speakers with different styles, […]

Don’t Miss Out!

The Next Step Summit is a FREE 3-day online conference of 30 speakers and artists ready to encourage, affirm, and challenge Christians to keep following Jesus by taking their next step of faith. Three nights — October 6,7,8 — from 5-9:30 PM EST. FREE! (Yes, it’s free!) Who should attend The Next Step Summit? It’s hope for the tired and overwhelmed Christian It’s a GPS […]

Next Step Summit 2020

What’s Your Next Step?

I’m excited to announce the 2020 Next Step Summit. Are you tired? Fatigued? Feel overwhelmed? The Next Step Summit is for you. This summit addresses questions asked by many sincere Jesus followers who feel stuck or whose faith has stalled: Why is the Christian faith so challenging? Why does everyone else succeed? What am I […]

you got this

You Got This

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Hope for doubters

Hope for Doubters

I remember not wanting to get out of bed, but I had promised my kids I would play a game with them. I remember not wanting to get out of bed, but Janine had been waiting for more than an hour to leave with me. I remember not wanting to get out of bed, but […]

We need one another

Who Can You Lean On?

Who can you call at 2 AM, no questions asked? Whose call will you answer at 2 AM? The Christian life is not a solo event. You and I need teammates to navigate through life successfully. Sometimes we will be the one limping, needing help; other times, we will be the one coming alongside a […]

Only Three Things Last for Eternity

Who has made an eternal impact in your life? In whose life are you investing? Jerry White, former president of the Navigators, aptly stated: “Only three things last for eternity: God, the Word of God, and the human soul. To the extent that you are involved in these three things, you are involved in eternity.” There […]

Take the Jesus Challenge

Dare to be a disciple of Jesus. Click here to purchase the course or to learn more. This course is for you if… You want to live a life of purpose and impact generations for Jesus. You want to better understand the Bible and have it impact you throughout your day. You run hard and […]

Surrender your will

Surrender Your Will

“That’s it — I quit!” “I can’t take it anymore. I give up.” “I’m tired of running. I surrender.” Surrender has a negative connotation in our western world. It conjures images of broken people, handcuffed criminals, and failed entrepreneurs. Surrender is a sign of weakness. Or is it a wise and powerful decision?  Surrendering our […]

Unite with other believers

Unite With Other Believers

For decades I lived in varying levels of pain from an undiagnosed auto-immune disease. In time, my body got tired of sustaining me and said, “You’re on your own.” I began to suffer from depression. My two friends Glenn and Jay saw it and said something, but I didn’t want to admit it. Frankly, I […]