The Blog

A place where I construct thoughts about life.

Get Rid of the Dumpster

Get Rid of the Dumpster

When a house is remodeled or renovated, a dumpster of some type is generally needed to deal with the trash and construction waste. Sometimes there is old furniture, random junk, or used appliances that need to go, all of which is excitedly tossed into the dumpster....

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Are You Tired of Trying?

Are You Tired of Trying?

Is your Christian life hard? Are you going through a rough time? Are you always climbing but not gaining ground? Do you keep trying only to keep failing? Take a moment to relax: you may simply be doing it wrong. Do you feel like your life is but a torn empty book? Do...

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The Little Rock that Went to Heaven

The Little Rock that Went to Heaven

Once upon a time there was a rock. It was just an ordinary rock. It was put on a mountain a lot time ago by God. The little rock never moved. It just sat there. The little rock lived a rather pathetic life. Moss and dirt covered the rock. Occasionally a forest animal...

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I Am Praying for You

I Am Praying for You

At the recent hymn sing at my church, I took my turn as song leader. The song “For You I Am Praying” was called out. That’s an unusual song for a hymn sing I thought. In fact, I’m not even sure if ever led it before or looked closely at the words. I realized the...

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Life After Disaster

Life After Disaster

What Is Your Response to Disaster? In May 2013, an extreme storm system moved through the greater Oklahoma City regions of Oklahoma with multiple deadly F5 tornadoes striking numerous locations throughout the area. Among them was one which tore through the Oklahoma...

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Have You Lost Your Marbles?

Have You Lost Your Marbles?

I have the privilege of helping to teach ages 11-13 at our church’s Winter Bible School. The lesson last evening was on Genesis 1-3, creation and the fall of man. I struggled with knowing how to teach this lesson. It covers a lot of material that could be studied in...

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The Tale of Two Christians

Two young men, Sam and Dylan, walked into a bowling alley. Neither of them was very good, but they wanted to spend the evening doing something together. They were close friends, and were respected as godly young men. When they walked in they noticed Alex and Jake, two...

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Storms

Writing is my own way of processing my thoughts on life. I hope reading my thoughts can encourage and help you, just like writing them down helps me. Storm Facts: (obvious stuff, feel free to skip it) Some storms barely touch you; others knock you over. Some storms...

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Delight – A New Year’s Resolution

On New Year’s Eve, I was at a youth gathering. At one point, we were given papers to write out our new year's resolutions and then pray about them. I understand the idea, which is to make positive goals for or improvements to your life. This could be a good time to...

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