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 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...

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 1, 2019

Kayla, my wife, is an amazing teacher. I know that without ever having sat in her classroom for a single lesson. I know it because everywhere we go, young people ages 14 to 21 run to her just to say hi. I had maybe a teacher or two in my life that I would have acknowledged while in public, never at the risk of embarrassing myself. These kids lose all sense of self, and it doesn't matter how many y...

January 9, 2019

I never wanted children. Occasionally, I would let my mind wander to a field with a little boy in a baseball uniform patting his glove and guarding the third-base line, but I honestly never believed that image would become a reality in my future. I don't know if I was too scared to believe it, fearing I may jinx myself, or too selfish to picture my life revolving around anyone other than me. For w...

June 19, 2018

As a kid, I loved the movie "Tommy Boy." Chris Farley had just exactly the right blend of size, silliness, and funny facial expressions that made the adolescent version of me laugh hysterically. For those of you that are not familiar with the movie, "Tommy Boy" was the degenerate son of an automotive tycoon. When his father passed away, it was his responsibility to market and sell products in orde...

March 21, 2018

I'm the type of person that rehearses past scenes in my mind. I don't mean to be, nor do I really know why I do this, but it is something that I am most certainly guilty of. What do I mean? Think of conversations with friends, loved ones, co-workers, etc. from your past. Now, replay them while trying your best to figure out what happened during them or as a result of them, and then try to analyze...

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