When I began to see prayers answered, and hear God's voice, I realized he was protecting and guiding me long before I knew he was close. So that's where I am starting, at the very beginning. In 1995, I was 15 years old. I had a dad who was fun when he drank...not so much... Continue Reading →
He Still Answers!
Sometimes the world feels like it's spinning out of control. Sometimes my family is so busy we see each other only in passing. Our mighty God not only wants us to study and worship, he also wants us to rest. So I present to you today three simple answers to prayer. May they build your... Continue Reading →
As I looked through photographs and artwork trying to find the most appropriate image for the subject of my blog post, I found the one above and I couldn't scroll past it. I do realize the irony of writing an electronic blog post about bondage while showing an image of a man bound to his... Continue Reading →
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes
Writing and publishing my own books was an exciting opportunity for me! Granted, I hired someone else to edit and format the finished products, but I learned many things I never really considered before, like how books are printed and that there are agents for writers, not only for singers and actors. In the process... Continue Reading →
When I was growing up I thought of God as a large cosmic man on a glowing throne looking down on us. I don't know how I came up with this idea, but I always imagined him watching me and saying, "I saw that! I saw that, too!" Because of this preconceived notion, I didn't... Continue Reading →
When I prayed asking the Lord to remove anything from my life that would keep me from growing closer to him, the answer sure didn't look like I thought it would. When a girlfriend and I walked around the local school praying for the children and her son, the answer sure didn't look like we... Continue Reading →
Wrestling, Part 2
If you read my previous post, Wrestling Part 1, you'll understand why I am listing these Bible verses and quotes. All quotes are taken from the Dr. David Jeremiah Study Bible, NIV. If you haven't read the previous post then know this: Scripture says to test the spirits so when we receive a message we... Continue Reading →
Wrestling, Part 1
In an interview I listened to on the radio years ago, the guest of honor said if God was going to use one in a specific area, he would make that one experience it personally first. Those who have not experienced difficult struggles cannot fully empathize with those who have. The "hard way" seems to... Continue Reading →
Isn’t That Faith?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1, KJV The afternoon sun was high in the sky, making the air hot and sticky. There was a grove of trees on the west side of the field, and they were just tall enough to give me some... Continue Reading →
He Was Ready, Nobody There
There has been quite a bit of time since my last blog post. For this one, I had to make absolutely sure I had the Lord's permission to share it. I believe he gave me his approval because God wants to comfort his people regarding their loved ones who are nearing death. When I experienced... Continue Reading →