Category Archives: Faith Encouragement

#18 Wake Up My Post – I Think It’s Still Breathing

If you’re alive, you have breath. If that breath has ever been taken away, even for a moment, you have a testimony. Our lives are filled with moments of pain or decisions that wipe clean everything but the shell of … Continue reading

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#17 The Homeless Landlord: How Do You Value One Lost Soul?

What would you surrender… If it would bring salvation to one lost person – a week’s pay, your house, maybe even your livelihood? Don’t answer yet… From rainy day investor to homeless landlord, I was steering the ship from a … Continue reading

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#16 Greatest Mistake In History – A Man Fails To Lead His Wife.

I once thought greatness was measured in a husband by his ability to provide and willingness to please his wife. By the fruit of that notion I moved my family four times in four years – bigger and better at … Continue reading

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#15 Martha-Martha Quite Contrary Won’t You Listen Like Mary In February?

Overlooked In 1987 I left for California with a close friend, a few bucks and a simple plan. We traveled from Jacksonville (my home) to San Diego by way of Winnipeg (the extended route). Gone for months with little contact, … Continue reading

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The Christ Centered Marriage: A Priceless Original

A Christ Centered or Christian Centered Marriage – Which one do you have? I just had the priviledge to guest write for a wonderful marriage blog. My post focuses on the scary idea of matrimonial legalism. It would be an … Continue reading

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#12 The Faith Pendulum: Many Bodies, Perpetually One Part.

My beautiful wife was recently inspired to her own radical revival by the words of a passionate young provocateur. She’s always been a doer and we both embrace the salty message of reform, but I’ve never seen her so engaged, … Continue reading

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#11 Marriage – God’s seat of the pants training ground.

“If God would only test my faith…” Will you finish the sentence out loud or underneath your breath? Those words have a scary feel don’t they? Get ready for the hammer, chisel and shop vac., part of me is about … Continue reading

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Day 4, Bill Gates or Jesus – Which one would you take the time to be personally mentored by?

Anyone who trusts God knows this is a foolish comparison. But it illustrates how willing we are to make time for the heroes of the world and not the God who made them. It’s worth taking an extra minute to … Continue reading

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Day 3, The valley of the shadow (of death) is NOT the valley of death – keep walking!

Today was tough and I’m bushed. The kingdom fence posts are deeper than I thought. They might even be cemented in. Looks like we’ll need an extra shovelful of faith to move them. Seeing my wife distressed is the most … Continue reading

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Day 2, As Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly to the battle line to meet him. wow and wow!

The power of fear Imagine its Saturday, early evening, the weather is mild and the kids want you to come out and play some kickball. They’ve already set the bases, pumped the ball and recruited your spouse to the opposing … Continue reading

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