Three men were talking as they hung dying…

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.“ – a man who actually died with Jesus Here are a few observations from Luke’s account of a conversation which took place several thousand years ago among three men as they hung on crosses dying: While Peter said he would die with Jesus, the two thieves […]

Three men and what they are teaching me…

So this morning I find myself crying out to God for more and more men like the three I stood with last night. Men who are willing to when all else has been done, stand. Men who when tempted over and over again to run away from God and the community in which HE has placed them, refuse. Men who simply stay standing before God without any pretending or defending.

The mind.

I’m learning Philippians 2. What are you learning? Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of […]

Familiarity or fear?

I’ve had an ongoing wrestling match with God for quite awhile about why it is good to “fear him.” Maybe this is part of it? While it is His kindness that leads me to repentance, it’s his holiness AND kindness that leave me on my face wondering what kind of God Jesus is anyway. He […]

Integrity and Keeping it Original

Last Wednesday morning during Community Bible Study ( the scripture reference was Daniel 3. Last night at Celebration Church the scripture reference was Daniel 1-3. My take away? INTEGRITY in a person happens when the outward is aligned with the inward. In fact, every person on the planet wants to live with integrity. We all […]


The “person you become” is largely unseen, although that person is constantly leaking out of your facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice when you’re not trying to manage your appearance. The person you become is what you will take with you into eternity–which is currently in session and inviting you to walk on […]