When we are going through tough situations, sickness or struggles it’s wise to keep calm and trust in the Lord. Life is full of difficulty, mistakes and trouble. I’m sure you can relate. And while […]
Oct. 1, 2001 I left the Iron Range to move down to Belle Plaine, MN to start River Rock C&MA Church. Oct 1, 2021 I am returning to the Iron Range to be the lead […]
Video Greeting I sent to First Baptist Forest City, IA for their 150th Anniversary I was unable to attend
As I have been interviewing for a new pastor position I find “Who are you following?” or “Who influences you?” or “Who are some of you favorite authors?” is a common question. I looked through […]
I was the pastor of a “small” church for many years. I had often been reminded being a pastor of a large church is not easier, more fulfilling or more effective. I was not opposed […]
This is my Church “Farewell Weekend” with “Appreciation Picnic” on Saturday and last sermon here as pastor on Sunday morning (maybe they will invite me back someday). As I have time I plan to share: […]
Watch “The Story” The Story presents the amazing account of God’s creation, man’s disobedience, God’s rescue plan, and ultimately the total restoration of His creation. Learn more at https://TheStoryFilm.com Watch “The StoryMaker” kids short film […]
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.
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 […]
In this video, Run51 tackles the very real issue of miscarriage hoping to encourage and uplift you with this song and story. It’s also one of my favorite renditions of the hymn “Come thou font […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.