The Hardest Virtue

February 1, 2013

Patience is a virtue. Ever heard that? I have. And I hate it. Mostly because I struggle with it. I was praying about patience in my life this morning and started thinking about this simple statement. Patience is a virtue. We all know what patience is. It is the capacity, habit, or act of being […]

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Deformity & All

January 29, 2013

November 8th, 1970. A date that many of you weren’t alive in. The rest of you probably don’t remember it. It wasn’t a special date. For most people. Unless you are named Tom Dempsey. Born in 1947, Tom had more reasons than most to give up. He was born as a normal baby except he […]

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Nothing To Prove

October 9, 2012

Unfocused: I heard something yesterday that made me laugh. It was from a guy that was at a charity auction. There were a bunch of wealthy people there all bidding on these high dollar items to raise money for the kids at a hospital. These people were paying way more money for these things than they […]

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The Least

October 8, 2012

I was up in Rockford Illinois last week. I lived there for a few years during high school and was brought up to speak to their youth group. I love going there. Always good to do ministry with friends and people from your past. They have had me a few times over the last couple […]

Embrace Your Failings

October 5, 2012

Today I was reading from Paul in Ephesians. Paul. The man who wrote more of the bible than any other. 2/3 of the New Testament came from his hand. The original missionary. A man that was saved by God’s grace in an awesome way. This guy had been killing and persecuting Christians and ended up […]

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Chicken

August 1, 2012

If you don’t know what has been going on with Chick-Fil-A in the last couple weeks, first crawl out from under your rock, second open a new window and google it, thirdly come back here and read the rest of this post. Today is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. I am in a weird place of torn right […]

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Obamacare: My Christian Perspective

June 28, 2012

A couple of hours ago the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Since then, my twitter and Facebook feeds have exploded with comments about it. Because of who I follow, most of it has been anger or disgust toward the decision. I understand that. I personally think it should not be our nations policy. But I want […]

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April 24, 2012

I wonder if God looks at me the same way I look at little Arlis? My son is 4 months old now and growing like crazy. He is the coolest kid in the world. Obviously he still needs Sarah or I for everything. To eat, sleep, and clean his butt…..we are his humble servants. At […]

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Quit Complaining

March 21, 2012

When I write my blogs, they are usually aimed directly at me, and something that I am trying fix or work on in my own life. Today is the same thing. Earlier today I got in a discussion on Google+ about the police. Someone left a status that stated “Dialing 911 ensures the police arrive […]

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Hope

March 4, 2012

I was listening to a podcast this morning and they were talking about an actor that tried to commit suicide this past week. He shot himself in the head, but thankfully had survived. I hope and pray that this is a wake up call to him that life is really worth living, if he makes […]