This picture is blurry because it was dusk. This animal is much bigger than the picture shows. It was almost as big as the van. Our trip out to Wyoming was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for us. We will never forget it. It was an adventure, an exploration, and a worship experience. It was a promise […]
Archives for September 2005
In a few weeks the Stonebridge Newsletter will be five years old. It is a tool God has given me to be a blessing to thousands of people every week. It has opened doors of ministry that never would have been possible before. That’s what happened this week.
Woody Shoemaker Friday Woody Shoemaker stepped into my office. It’s always a good part of my day when Woody stops in. We have both been pastors for years and together we solve the world’s problems and swap old pastor stories. When he stepped in I was thinking about what I was going to say later […]
I am often asked to speak about how to protect our children from rebellion and I am asked to address why young people turn from the faith or apparent faithfulness. I am convinced that we have lost a handle on what it means to protect our sons and daughters from danger. We live in a […]
There is a fine line between a merry heart which is like a continual feast and folly which is like scratching your fingernails on a chalkboard. Part of growing into manhood is discerning that subtle difference.
When I was about sixteen Niles Eikenberry hired me to work in his grocery store. My job was the clean the meat department every night. It was important that I did my job well. If the meat department was not perfectly clean people could become very sick. It was hard work back there and lonely. […]