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Get on Your Knees and Fight Like a Man

In 1987, the Christian rock band Petra released the album This Means War. One of those songs was entitled Get on Your Knees and Fight Like a Man. The lyrics in the chorus was: Get on your knees and fight like a man, You’ll pull down strongholds if you...

200 Million Christians Persecuted Worldwide: How Should We Respond?

I recently read an article that cites a couple of think tanks who found that approximately 10% of Christians in the world (about 200 million) are persecuted for their faith. You can read the article here. More Christians are imprisoned for their faith in China than in any other...

“When She Sings, God Dances” Now Available!

Hey! Subscribe to my blog! Just enter your email to the right of this post! 🙂 _______________________________ My wife, Melissa, and I are praying for you! Everyone has a story. Two years ago, God gave us a story. And like most stories, it’s full of emotions ranging from one...

Are You Living Above the Common?

Sometimes simple phrases can change an entire perspective. A few months ago, I had lunch with my good friend and worship pastor, Robin Zaruba. During our conversation, he mentioned a phrase he had heard before–a phrase that caught the attention of my heart. And I longed to be what...

Would God Do Whatever It Takes?

Have you ever sat in deep thought about what God really, really wants from you? I thought about God this morning. (Novel idea…I know.) In 2006, Barna listed quite a troubling and sad statistic: More than half of all adults (54%) believe that if a person is generally good, or...

Christianity’s Biggest Mistake? (Caution: This May Step On Your Toes.)

NOTE: I’m not a debater. I’m much more of a motivator. So this post has been difficult for me to write. (It took me two days to write it.) And I pray that my readers take it in the way it is written–with utmost love for and sensitivity toward...

How to Function When Life Falls Apart

A few weeks ago I posted about our daughter, Kristina, and her current battle with the rare cancer Clear Cell Sarcoma. If you missed it, you can read it here. There are so many things we are learning through this difficult time in our lives, and so many we...

My Song Dedicated to Kristina: More Than the Sand

My feet sunk into the wet sand on the beach of Galveston, TX. It was springtime, 2010, and I was spending the day with the Lord. I love these days–away from the hustle and bustle of ministry. He refreshes us each time we are in His presence. I was...

What Should the World Hear from Christians?

Have you ever noticed that we, Christians, are quick to let the world know what we stand against? Of course, we should express our hatred against horrible acts, like abortion, rape, murder, etc. But have you also noticed that we tend to be slow to let the world know...

Save Her Life. Whatever It Takes.

August 23, 2010. We sat on our daughter’s bed, silently staring at the floor. Tears streamed down our shocked faces. We had just received the most devastating phone call of our lives. Four months earlier life was normal with all its hectic routines of having four children. Homeschooling, fun...