My godly Grandma Arles finally went be with Jesus after 99 years of life here. She was very faithful and kind. She was actually my step-grandma but you would have never known it because she […]
There are so many promises connected to this “abiding principle.” I will be fruitful if I abide. I will experience all of Christ if I abide. I will be more effective praying if I abide. IF I abide, THEN I will enjoy a productive and rewarding Christian life.
As I was sitting in the waiting area getting my tire repaired at Belle Plaine Coop Tire I picked up this book “Lemons: The World’s Worst Cars” and it had the stories and pictures of […]
This is the best John C. Maxwell audio I have ever heard. It reveals what young John Maxwell was like as a pastor before he focused his energy on world-wide leadership training. I have repeatedly […]
If your priorities are the spokes that keeps your wheel spinning true make sure to fix them when they quit working for you. Broken SPOKEn Priorities Video on Vimeo
I want to share this article from a pastors wife that was posted on Mother’s Day a couple years ago. I know some moms who prayed for their kids and worked hard to raise them […]
I have been driving around with a big “I AM SECOND.com” sign on the back window of my truck ever since my adult son died of an accidental drug overdose in 2016. When people ask […]
Recently I shared how other people can encourage, inspire and speak wisdom from the Lord into your life just like the Apostle Paul did in the short visit he had with the Thessalonians before he […]
I’ve been serving in different ministries for 24 years and there are other great men and women of God that invested in me but this picture from First Baptist in Forest City, Iowa reminded me […]
I like to ride my bike around the farm roads and river hills where I live. Many times I think of this poem from Tim Hansel’s Book “Holy Sweat” that describes how we should ride […]
Teaching the Bible Should be a JOY… Not a CHORE Discover Hundreds of Printable Bible Lesson Plans & Activities That Make God’s Word Come Alive for Kids How We Equip You for Success: 1 EASY FOR YOUOur materials are […]
Some Resources that may Encourage You and Help Someone keep Living Click to listen to sermon audio message from Jan 5, 2020 Those Who Almost Committed Suicide; How Life Changed because they Kept Living See […]
I’ve served as a church pastor for over 20 years and in that time I’ve seen the tragic results of people giving into sex/living together before marriage. A committed Christ-follower will not regret choosing purity […]
When I was around 12 years old I remember sitting in one of my parents Alfa Romeo’s and praying “Lord, please don’t let me die until I can drive!” When I was 18 I bought […]
Looking for something inspirational and entertaining to watch – you might enjoy the “thisizmystory” youtube channel Click Here “This iz my story is a Christian ministry that wants the world to see the change that […]
As I was riding my bike along Jonathan Carver Parkway I started to wonder who was Jonathan Carver and why did they name this road after him? “Jonathan Carver Parkway” goes North from Jordan, MN through Carver, MN up to the newly expanded Highway 212 and to the new Fleet Farm Store. The first report I ever had to do for school was on George Washington Carver – was he related? Turns out he was an explorer and map maker and was in the same area I was riding my bike in almost 250 years ago.
When I was working upstairs at the new House of Hope building for Vision For Children – Chile I heard someone downstairs speaking English at a fast rate (just the way I like it) and […]
This picture of me that was taken at Ocean Pacific’s Restaurant in Santiago, Chile reminded me of the quote from “Invictus” that ends with “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain […]
This is a short post about perspectives and how we see value in the things or life. I was driving by a state park in Jordan, Minnesota on a day so cold that they closed […]
- How a fretting disposition can lead us into further problems: ‘Contentment delivers us from an abundance of temptations. Oh, the temptations that men of discontented spirits are subject to! The Devil loves to fish in troubled waters.’ (p.126)
This is a post about my cars followed by what the Bible says about cars (LOL!)
For years I have thought about driving a Dodge Challenger as my 2004 Monte Carlo is about to hit 170k soon. So I took some time to test drive a 2010 Dodge Challenger SE and what a disappointment that was – all show and no go.
Grandparents have a special opportunity to encourage, equip and inspire their grandchildren to follow Jesus. In when I was little my dad got married and I stayed with my new step-mom’s parents. I was their […]
I am the pastor of a “small” church. I have often been reminded being a pastor of a large church is not easier, more fulfilling or more effective. I am not opposed to serving or being in a larger church but I currently am called to serve God here with the people God has provided. I enjoy the people and the place where God has placed me.
It is exciting to think of those who have been and who are now sharing Jesus with others who have not heard around the world.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Missions seeks to spread the message and power of Jesus throughout the world where many others won’t go. Our passion is not just knowing and following Jesus, but helping others know and follow Him. This begins with those God has placed in our spheres of influence and flows to those who are searching desperately for meaning, significance, security, and love in other cultures.
Financial Giving is an act of worship and a test of faith. God doesn’t force you to worship Him through giving and tithing 10 percent isn’t an exact requirement – some give less because they […]