Who will you follow?

In today’s world everyone is quick to look for people whom they want to emulate. It’s amazing to watch the trends and see the following of the closely examined lives of professional athletes and celebrities. Social media allows us to follow people – both the ordinary and the extraordinary — who can use branding to portray fantastic images of themselves. …

What I learned about racism from Benjamin Watson

Reflections on Under Our Skin I was about to go online and order a copy of Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson, when that same day in the mail I received it as a gift from my friend and colleague, Rick Isaiah.  I was particularly excited to read it, as I am aware of Watson and his family’s close ties …

Following Him with Immediacy

Matthew 4:19-21 “19 Follow Me,’ He told them, ‘and I will make you fish for people!’20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. 22 …

His Purposes Can Never Be Thwarted

2 Chronicles 29 & 30 One of my favorite seasons of life was from 2007 to 2010 when our young family lived in Kansas City, Missouri, during my time serving at the FCA National Support Center. It was inspiring to work with such a great team of people as we saw God at work, the ministry grow and tasted success …

With a Thankful Heart

Philippians 1:3-5 3 I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, 4 always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I thank my God everytime I remember you. I want to take a moment to thank the partners that have …

Humble Servants; One Purpose

Romans 12:3-8 3 For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one. 4 Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, 5 in the …

The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. 11 I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and …

Five takeaways from my week with Chick-fil-A’ Executive Buck McCabe

I had the privilege of spending the last week of October with Buck McCabe, Chick-fil-A’s Executive VP and CFO. Buck is a storyteller, and I’d like to highlight five things that really stood out for me from the stories he shared during our time together. Prayer was vital to Jesus as he walked the earth and frequently withdrew to spend …

Steadfast

Psalm 51:10-12 “10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.” Every day the locker room is a dark, smelly, unenviable place where one can spend their …

Fearless Perseverance

Psalm 23:4-6 “4Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my …