Living Epistles (2a)

I know a guy, in his early 20s, who just started following Jesus. A few months ago, this guy was living at his parents’, on house arrest, smoking pot, and unemployed. Before that, he had been a thief, a drug dealer, and a womanizer. Here’s how all of that went down: As a young boy, in third grade, he beganContinue reading “Living Epistles (2a)”

Wild at Heart (1)

Tomorrow begins a new adventure for me. I’m starting a book club. I know it doesn’t sound like much of an adventure, but in reality it is. Because very soon, our book club will turn into a man’s club. And we’ll go out and do manly things. And men will become better workers, better husbands,Continue reading “Wild at Heart (1)”


A wise man once said, “You cannot serve both God and mammon.” And while I’ve always been taught that mammon means money, I’ve always wondered if this was correct. Just recently I learned that it was almost correct; it turns out that mammon means wealth in Aramaic. It can also be understood as riches, neither ofContinue reading “Mammon”

The Man, The Myth, The Legend (1)

A few weeks ago, I met with a man for dinner. He’s an adopted child, ex-crack addict, multi-millionaire. Odd combo, eh? That’s exactly why I met with him. Not because he’s an oddball, but because I can learn a lot from him. So a few weeks ago, we discussed current events, cross-country expeditions, and pastContinue reading “The Man, The Myth, The Legend (1)”

Paper in the Wind

Tom Petty sings a song about how the days went by like paper in the wind. Today, I was thinking about that. Six years ago, I was gearing up for a Saturday afternoon game as a college football player at Taylor University. Six years ago. Unbelievable. Five years ago, I was getting acclimated to Bible college, packing up forContinue reading “Paper in the Wind”

Productivity (Addendums)

For fear of being misunderstood, let me add some addendums to my last post on Productivity. First, this type of schedule is for adults, not children. It would be wrong of us to force this schedule at a young age. Second, don’t think that every day has to include this many tasks. Your evening canContinue reading “Productivity (Addendums)”