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Since January 1, 2004, I’ve maintained a practice of reading through the Bible, cover to cover.

 

Granted, I use the word “maintained” loosely. When I started, I read the Bible in one year. Since then, every time I’ve done so, it’s taken me much longer, with the longest time taking over three years. I think I’m on my seventh time reading through.

 

The Common English Bible – the current translation I’m reading

Each time I read through the Bible, I read a different translation, and I try to alternate between a more literal translation and a more readable translation. This helps keep it fresh. Although, 1 Chronicles 1-9 is rough no matter which translation you read. Continue Reading…

Jesus Loves Me?

July 10, 2017 — Leave a comment

Where I lay, next to Everett, singing our favorite songs.

I recently heard an interesting phrase. I’m quoting somebody who’s quoting somebody else, so I’ll probably butcher it. But it goes something like this:

 

So many of us live with habitual feelings of disappointing God.

 

That’s me.

 

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My robe with my Grandpa’s Celtic cross, and a set of his doctoral bars.

Just recently I finished my doctoral thesis and officially completed all of my requirements for my D. Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

This day has been a long time coming, five years, to be exact. I applied for this program in the summer of 2012. Almost exactly five years later I finished.

 

Let me be honest with you. Continue Reading…

Dying To Yourself

December 11, 2013 — 1 Comment

 

Life is hard.

Evidence of my need to die to my own desires...

Evidence of my need to die to my own desires…

We are busy. There are constant demands for our time, energy and presence.

We are getting close to finishing 2013. When I look back at this year, I’m amazed at what has transpired in my life. It’s been an incredible year. But it’s also been an incredibly full year. Continue Reading…

 

I think I might be insane.

Penny the puppy

Penny the puppy

Sara is due to have our second baby on July 5th, my 30 page DMin paper is due August 1st, I still have to finish 6 books before writing the paper, I’ll be the only pastor at our church for a little while starting June 14th, and 9 days ago

we bought a puppy. Continue Reading…