Friday, August 14, 2009


We are very thankful and humbled by the people that are connected to our family. During a resent, somewhat crazy, moment when my daughter took a trip to the ER we saw favor through relationships. We are deeply thankful for caring, loving people. From the calls, prayers and visit you will always have a place in our lives.

Thank You !!


Football, Football

I love the game of Football. I so! look forward to my new experience at middle school ball. I so! look forward to following my rec. team North Henry Tigers. I look forward to working with football teams and speaking into a player’s life.
I hope my collage team can do something this year. (Notre Dame) I am excited that the NFL is handing out second chances. I love football!
I live within a mile of a local high school stadium and love to hear the band from my porch. I Love walking to the stadium with my family under the Friday night lights. I love this time of year.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Let us 2

I remember this hill we use to play on when I was much younger. We called it “Clay Mt.” for obvious reasons. There was also a vine we use to swing on that would go out from the hill and over a creek and back. It was a thrill! On one particular day a friend was swinging and at the pinnacle of the swing the vine broke. He came crashing into the creek. We all laughed and looked to make sure he was ok. The interesting thing was he held onto the vine all the way down.

Hebrews 10:23 gives us the second “Let us” and it is connected to hold fast. Thinking about this and the story of “Clay Mt.” I wonder how many things I am holding fast to that cannot support me. We hold fast to jobs, money, and even objects with hopes that they will bring us home safe. But, usually at the pinnacle, we get laid off, foreclosed on, and the car breaks down. We come crashing down and we feel like our lives are over.

It could be that we need to hold fast to something a little more stable. Let us hold fast to your confession of hope. The hope we find by following Christ. Knowing that no matter what happens He will never leave us. Knowing that even in the tough times of life something greater is being worked in us.
What are you holding fast to?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Let us

There are a few key thoughts I read the other day in the book of Hebrews.
Three different times in chapter ten the author says "let us" so Let us look at this for a moment.

The first "let us" is connected to the words draw near. Read in context you have the notion that it is talking about drawing near to G-d. This is something we need to do. A lot of times I want G-d to draw near to me. I sometimes beg for Him to come to where I am. But the truth is we need to learn how to draw close to Him. When I plead with Christ to come to me I turn the idea of “Christ Followers” into “Christ follows.” I actually request Him to follow me to one bad situation after another. However, if I was to draw near to Him, He would lead me into one good situation after another.

(One good way to draw near is reading and meditating on the scripture.)