United with God in Heaven, I Need to Die to Self

I woke up this morning on the couch at 5 a.m. Instantly, the ticking of the clock over my head bothered me. I’m easily rattled by the repetition and the seemingly lound noise in the quiet of the morning. No, I did not have a fight with my wife and ended up on the sterotypical […]

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The Shack Book – Unusual Take on God, Heaven, Jesus

I’ve been digesting The Shack, a controversial book that’s caused quite a stir since its release in 2007. I haven’t reconciled some of the finer points on forgiveness – and who can be forgiven. But I continue to be captivated by its approach and its bold statements on the Trinity and our relationship with God, […]

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Jesus – In Him, Through Him, With Him & More

I’ve long been intrigued by the many ways the Bible references Jesus and our relationship with Him. It’s not enough to say we live for Him or believe in Him and what He accomplished on the cross. Look through some of these verses that underscore how we exist or should exist.  “…Apart from me […]

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Does Jesus Matter?

In my book, 52 Paths to Heaven, I have a little graphic that illustrates how we view Jesus. He’s either the central part of our life or afterthought. How does he rate in your life? Jesus doesn’t demand that we exclude much from our lives. He just longs to be a big part of what […]

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Light of Jesus Demands I Leave the Shadows

It’s been a long haul – trying to make ends meet while I stiff arm Jesus. Career pursuits exert untold pressure. But I’m stepping out in faith and doing what I was meant to do: serve. We can always improve out quiet time with the Lord, our consumption of the Word, etc. But I yearn […]

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Jesus in Heaven

The following is an excerpt from my book, “52 Paths to Heaven.” Having Confidence in My Relationship with Jesus (from the extra chapter, “Not the End”) Although it isn’t as deeply rooted as I would like, I have a secure confidence that says I would give up anything for Him. My identity isn’t in myself. […]

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Heaven Family

The following is an excerpt from my book, “52 Paths to Heaven.” Focusing on My Primary Ministry (from the extra chapter, “Not the End”) Above all, I just need to be the best minister I can in my home. It’s about putting my wife and boys first. I really resist the sarcastic streak in me, […]

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Jesus Heaven

The following is an excerpt from my book, “52 Paths to Heaven.” Not The End FOR IF YOU ARE LIVING ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, YOU MUST DIE; BUT IF BY THE SPIRIT YOU ARE PUTTING TO DEATH THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YOU WILL LIVE. Romans 8:13 I’m an alien. Earth is not my home. […]

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