From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

August 18, 2016Culture

Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of Omran Daqneesh, the five-year-old little boy pulled from the rubble and placed into an ambulance, following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. I stared at the photo for a long time. And I watched the footage – just barely over a minute (before clicking, know that it’s graphic) – of the … Read More

My Personal Reflections on 2013

December 31, 2013Living 1 Comment

In 2013, God was good. But that’s true every year, isn’t it? His good character never changes. Ever. But life changes for us, and it changes in our world. And through that constant condition of change, God’s goodness carries us. I’m reflecting this morning on how our world has changed and how my life has … Read More

Bless the Little Children

August 16, 2013Devotional

One of the sweetest scenes in the Bible is the little children gathering around Jesus to sit on His lap. The Bible describes the scene this way, One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. – Matthew 19:13 (NLT) What I … Read More

Last Night, 5,000 Children Died

October 16, 2012Culture

Not in a flood. Not in an earthquake. Not in a wave of tornadoes or a political coups. But from hunger. Hunger. It’s that feeling that gnaws at our bellies in the morning because we haven’t had our cheerios yet. But for millions, hunger is a lifestyle with no hope. Today is World Food Day. … Read More

I Am a Foreigner

June 25, 2012Culture 4 Comments

I don’t like that word. I don’t like to hear people called “foreigners” on American soil. And frankly, I just don’t care that much about the politics of immigration. I’m a Christian, a stranger and a foreigner in this culture. My citizenship is in another kingdom, so I’m odd and strange because of my beliefs … Read More

Love Kids? Interested in Church Planting? Take a Peek

October 6, 2011Church Planting

At Grace Hills, a new church in northwest Arkansas, we’re going to be investing heavily into kids. After all, Jesus certainly did. He d them, cherished them, and ultimately died for them. We believe serving kids well and helping parents to disciple them is one of our chief callings in northwest Arkansas. So we’re loing … Read More

Thank God for His Boundaries

October 31, 2010Living 2 Comments

Why is it that we, as humans, have such a problem with boundaries? Isaiah said that like sheep, we have all gone astray. We’ve turned every one of us to our own way. We don’t like boundaries. They feel like restrictions on our happiness. If I were just allowed to _____, I’d be happy, or so we think.