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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 …

Being Divorced Is Like a Man in a Tux and Brown Shoes

All sin is the same in that any transgression will put Christ on the cross, but all sins are not the same consequentially. Divorce is one of those sins that ranks higher from a consequential perspective. Adequately describing it is hard. Listen to the podcast… 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 …

When Hope Drives You Insane

Where you place your hope will determine how you finish your journey. You will either live well or die hard, depending on what makes up your hopefulness. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want… 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 …

Ep. 128 A Theology Of Suffering From Second Corinthians

Shows Main Idea – In February 2018, I led a marriage retreat in Alaska. As part of those meetings, I also spoke at Soldotna Bible Chapel. This message is about God’s purposes in suffering, as Paul talked about in Second Corinthians. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Abuse, Suffering, and Other Painful Disappointments

It takes grace, courage, faith, humility, patience, and a passion for wanting to grow in your walk with God. And though it’s a counterintuitive worldview, suffering is one of the primary means the Lord uses to mature us. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Case Study: She Buried Her Son 10 Years Ago

Mable comes to you for counseling. Ten years ago she buried her second son. He was shot five times by his wife. The court trial had come and gone. Her now former daughter-in-law received 300 hours community service for the murder. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …