Was Jesus an Introvert? The Answer Could Change Your Ministry.

napoleonIn popular perception, the Introvert is portrayed as that strange kid standing alone at the dance, emerging only to sneak a drink from the punch bowl when no one is looking before walking awkwardly back to the corner, avoiding any eye contact along the way.

gatsbyThe Extrovert is the life of the party; the one that knows all the right people, says all the right things, and is the quintessential ‘popular kid’ that everyone wants to be.

But is this an accurate picture?  And what does it have to do with Jesus?

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A New Song and a New Direction…

Recently I have found myself in a transition period. I have known for some time that it was coming, I just didn’t expect it to come the way it did, or when it did. But God moves in His timing, not mine, and He has a plan ahead that I just can’t see.  Yet, it is there. Continue reading

Kurt Warner – A Hall of Fame Kinda Guy

h300px-SIWarner1999In 1999, the St. Louis Rams were a bottom rung team led by Dick Vermeil, a coach who had walked away from football in 1982, only to return in 1997 to go 5-11, then 4-12. In St. Louis, Trent Green was our last hope as a quarterback who had some potential, but when we went down with an injury in the pre-season, the regular season seemed to be lost before it started. Literally. No one expected that these afterthought Rams would soon shock the world and win it all by crafting a record-shattering offensive juggernaut, led by an undrafted and unknown backup quarterback named Kurt Warner.

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The Christian Standard Bible – A Review of the Latest Bible Translation


About a month ago I was sent a review copy of the new Christian Standard Bible.  I have been getting acquainted with it and am excited to share my thoughts on it. Continue reading

Wild Wild Wyoming – Following Faithfully

welcome-to-wyoming-e1499662081273Being apart from those we love is certainly difficult, but sometimes that is exactly what we are called to do. My wife Jana recently made the jump from full-time-mom to being a full-time-mom who is also a travel nurse. As a gal with a sense of adventure, a restless spirit, and a desire to serve others all over the face of the earth, it suits her.  Plus she is a pretty darn good nurse.

As for me, I have burned a couple dinners and asked the kids to recite the calendar schedule to me only 12 or 13 times a day, and I’ve almost made sense of it. But I’m getting through.  I’m an educated man.  I just don’t know how long to boil macaroni, okay?

It is without a doubt a new territory for us, and it isn’t easy. Fortunately for us, she has decided to document her experiences in Wild Wild Wyoming on her blog (I always encourage everyone to blog!) and I’m glad to share her adventure with you!

Wild Wild Wyoming – Nuresbevo’s Blog


A Straight Path

Proverbs36Do you ever feel like you are drifting the wrong direction?  You are praying, reading Scripture, living the best you know how and yet things still seem to be falling apart around you?

Yep, me too.
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Don’t Forget the Other Half of the Verse!

You’ve heard it before: “resist the Devil, and he will flee”.  But most of us have tried that and found out it is simply not going to work. How can a scriptural requirement to resist the devil be wrong? Clearly there is no problem with the advice that we should resist the devil. In fact it is very good advice! The problem here is that it is only half of the advice. 

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