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My Brother Was Murdered in 1997

On April 18, 1997, I got the call that nobody ever wants to receive. My sister-in-law called to let me know that she killed my brother. I remember writing in my journal that it was a sunny, 67-degree day. It was a perfect day—until that… Continue Reading …

If You Have Limited Time and Friends with Unlimited Needs

Do you have unlimited time? Do you have friends with a lot of needs? If so, you’re blessed, and so are your friends. You have the time, and they have the issues—what a beautiful world. Sadly, I don’t live in your world. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

I Trusted God, and My Life Fell Apart

Let me go ahead and say what many of you are thinking: trusting the Lord does not mean everything will go okay for you. There is a thing called “disappointment with God,” and if you do not know how to navigate this truth when your… Continue Reading …

Revenge: When Evil Comes to You

What would you do if you had the opportunity to get even with someone who hurt you? What if the hurt was irrevocable? What they did to you changed you forever? What would you do? Would you want revenge? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

Every child to varying degrees is treated poorly by his father. I wish I had another story to tell you. Victimization not okay, but it is a fact about the fallout of our fallenness. And the temptation for the child is to grow up bitter.… Continue Reading …

The Reason I Dated a Lesbian

When I was a single man during the 90s, I worked a third shift, dead-end job at a glue factory. I was grateful to have the job, but it was a difficult place to work. There were about thirty employees, three of whom were practicing lesbians. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

When Christianity Disappoints You: The Death Of My Brother

My brother loved God and served the church; until he was disappointed by his pastor. He walked away from Christianity because he did not expect disappointment and he did not know how to handle it. He was murdered two years later. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Seven Reasons a Person Will Not Change

Every person who comes to you for help is not always interested in being free from their problems. Just because they are sharing their trouble with you does not mean they want to change. This issue is a common occurrence, and there are reasons they… Continue Reading …

I Got Angry At My Daughter the Other Day

I Got Angry At My Daughter the Other Day

daddy, family, relationships, anger, repentance, conflict

Why Do You Attend Your Church?

One of the most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself is why do you attend your local church. Your answer will be instructive and life-changing. So let me ask: Why do you attend your church? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …