August 11, 2020

My life has been filled to the brim with God's blessings. I don’t always see it that way, but it’s true regardless. Case and point, in the midst of national economic shutdown and global hysteria resulting from viral pandemic, I've continued to work, had a beautiful and healthy baby girl, and my immediate family has come through unscathed. Blessing!

At every stop in the road and every step in life...

August 4, 2020

My son asked me the other day to tell him the story of Elijah. He meant a quick story about Elijah calling fire from heaven. What I heard was, “Dad, even though I’m 4, I want you to tell me every detail of Elijah’s life over the next 30 minutes.” Fortunately, Jude is bright, and was patient, and I made Elijah sound like a real hero, even compared to the likes of Captain America and the Hulk.


July 28, 2020

I am a liar. I am selfish. I struggle with jealousy. I think bad thoughts. I am a sinner.

I’m actually the worst sinner there has ever been.

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, a...

July 20, 2020

The story of Moses’ life is absolutely loaded with incredible lessons. During the time of Moses’ birth, we see a world leader, a forerunner of the beast, killing firstborn Hebrew children. We see what happened to Israel when they stayed too long in the world system of Egypt rather than returning after the famine to the land God promised them. We see his mother’s love and innovation as she uses a b...

July 13, 2020

Love isn't always easy. Instead of calling it what it is--hard love--we use a term, tough love, which is often mistaken for abuse. What we really mean by tough love though isn't abusive at all, but merely love with expectations geared toward helping others reach their full potential.

As a pastor's son, I found myself thinking it was unfair that my parents were harder on me than they were other kids...

July 6, 2020

When I was a teenager, I used to think of ways to reinvent myself. It was especially something I thought of over summer break. I’d get a new haircut. I’d wear some different clothes or shoes than I normally would. I might even convince myself to do things I normally wouldn’t. Most things didn’t stick because they just weren’t me and it was easier to just be myself than try to be someone else.


May 27, 2019

I remember opening a cassette tape as a kid in 1996 and pulling out the lyrics sheet to learn the words as quickly as I could for Leann Rimes’ album “Blue.” My mom allowed me to play it in the car when it was just us so we could learn the songs together. That’s one of my favorite memories. I LOVED that album and I loved that my mom and I could share it together.

Music has such a power over us. It a...

April 9, 2019

You have probably seen my son’s preschool on either the Weather Channel, NBC, Fox News, or some other national media outlet. Those are the ones I’ve seen it on. I guess that's not a bad bit of publicity for a 3-year-old.

My son, Jude attends Mt. Zion Preschool in West Paducah, Kentucky (pictured above on March 14, 2019; you can see more photos and read stories about the storm here: WPSD Local 6's n...

March 6, 2019

It was inevitable really. In our world, there's no such thing as too good to be true. Too good really means untrue, or it means that someone is waiting, meticulously planning, trying to find the right moment to prove that good people don't exist. Several months ago, an actor that I like, Chris Pratt, flew on my radar as an uncommon beacon of light in Hollywood's world of seemingly endless darkness...

February 8, 2019

When I was a kid, I would hear the story of Jesus and wonder why in the world he would let people be mean to him and not do anything about it. I would think how much of a pansy he seemed to be. Why wouldn't he just fight back when they were hitting him with a whip and beating him senseless? Didn't he have any power at all?

It took me a long time to sort through my confusion and realize just how pow...

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