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The cost of playing it safe

I was standing in Martin Niemöller cell in the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp. Niemöller was “reasonable” and took the wide road of conformity and compromise not willing to becoming a lightning rod on the issues of his time (1938-1945).  He was bothered by Nazis and did some to right the wrong but was NOT willing to […]

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Fear and Tithing

I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. Was I disobeying or obeying God?  If I did not tithe to my local church and gave to “another ministry”, would Satan wreak havoc on my finances. Cars would break. Unexpected Medical expenses would occur. Unknown taxes and expenses out of nowhere would occur.  Malachi 3:10-11 […]

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Everyone Wins!

The kingdom of God is not a zero sum game. Yet I tell myself, “If I give, I will have less. I need to keep what I have and not lose it.” When life is defined by that kind of math, I make decisions out of a fear. I fear that I will lose what […]

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1 Second of Fame

1 second of fame is all you get today. It used to be you would get 15 seconds of fame. But not any more. The 1000 or 10000 likes will amount to 1 second of attention someone gave you while they scroll through their feed. God did not design us to be satisfied with 1 second of […]

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God Works Through Generations

I wrote this blog 10yrs ago. Its still True 10yrs later.  Enjoy! ===== God’s strategy to reach the world is through Godly homes and the children that come out of those homes. God works through generations. Anointing, influence, power, prosperity and authority gains speed from generation to generation. Look at Joseph. He was the 4th generation […]

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Men Need Ceremony

Men need ceremony. Milestones of masculinity that are demarcation lines between Boyhood & Godly Manhood. I have been apart of a few of these holy moments of masculine ceremony. One of them was last week with my band of brothers. You can meet them in the Band of Brothers Part 1 & Part 2 podcasts. Mens […]

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Time is a Gift

I’ve had a terrible relationship with time. As long as I can remember, I’ve been at odds with time. Time was my enemy not my friend. I was always running out of time. I was always late. I was supposed to arrive at some place in my life, some level of stability, skill, success, title, […]

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Get Up!

I did not want to get up. I could hear my trainer from the corner of the ring yelling in slow motion Get Up! I lost count of the several rounds I had gone at this point. My face was flat on the mat. My mouth guard hanging out of my mouth, drool. I thought. “I can’t […]

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Will We Ever Be Satisfied?

I biked around Amsterdam on a beat up bike like I was a local again. I lived & worked there in my 20’s with a Dutch ministry called Tot Heil Des Volks. Amsterdam is a city covered in stickers, street art, graffiti & dog poop. As I parked my bike on a canal bridge, a […]

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Push vs. Pull

How did Jesus motivate people to action? I have been born again for coming up on 30 years. In those 30 years, I have attended a lot of church/worship services, small groups, and heard a lot of teaching. I have been apart of different denominational churches, non-denominational movements, and para-church ministries in the US, Australia, […]

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When your cool gets old

What do you do when your cool gets old? Do you do what Napoleon Dynamite’s Uncle Rico did….? Keep replaying old video tapes trying to relive the ‘glory days’! For the first time I started feeling old.  I try to stay trendy in what I wear but when I went to my closet the other day […]

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Created to Create

Start nothing …fail at nothing Create nothing … Be criticized for nothing Risk nothing … Believe for nothing Created in Gods image… For nothing? No, a 1000 times no! You bear Gods image for something beatiful that brings life! Create, Risk, Reveal the glory that is hiding in you. We need you, we need to […]

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The Ox and the Wild Horse

He stared at his reflection in disbelief and shock until a single tear rolled down his long nose into the water, then he awoke. The colt woke up surrounded by straight rows of dirt as far as he could see. He looked to the south and saw a dust cloud rising toward him. Out of […]

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Gaining Mojo from One Good Day

I have a love/hate relationship with Bread & Chips. I hate that I love them sooooooo much! I’d come home from work on so many nights and cracker binge, chip binge, and bread binge. Ugh! This has been going on for some time to the dismay of my waistline. I’d feel bad about myself after […]

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Don’t Be in a Cover Band

“You were born an original, don’t die a copy”- John Mason I never seem to fit. I feel like an odd-shaped puzzle piece looking for the puzzle where I belong.  I pride myself in being different from everyone else. But I’ve also feel lonely, misunderstood and like an outsider. At times that feeling drove me […]

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My Dad Never Quit!

“The Race is not given to the swift nor the strong but unto them that endure to the end.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 Today My Dad turns 80 and He never quit! I know enough about my Dad’s story to know He came to crossroads in His life when He could have quit. Quit on God. Quit on his marriage. […]

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New Every Morning

When my son was very young like 3 or 4 years old, He had a dream of heaven. In his dream He saw a river that ran through the center of heaven. He described the river as clear with multi-color reflections like a rainbow. He described the river as coming from under a throne. On […]

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