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Anna, The Waiting Prophetess

My wife is speaking tonight at Bethel's Ladies Retreat over in Grove, Oklahoma. The goal of the retreat this year is to help women discover, value, and share their "story" - the story of what God has done in their lives. My wife's story is one of waiting, which is what she's …

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So Be Good for Goodness’ Sake

What do you think of Amish people? Just a few years ago, an Amish community suffered a terrible tragedy. What was demonstrated by the residents was forgiveness, togetherness, and integrity. The world watched and mourned with them, albeit from a distance, as they sought no …

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Gleanings from Easter Sunday

I just wanted to take a minute to pass along my own personal blessings gleaned from yesterday and from the whole Easter week. Here are some things that have touched my heart... Jesus was glorified all over the world as people presented the truth of the death, burial and …

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The Emotional Up’s And Down’s of Easter Weekend

This week has been great. No complaints, so don't think my talking about emotional up's and down's has much to do at all with outward circumstances. Rather, Easter weekend brings it's emotional roller coaster in the form of our identifying with Jesus. We travel with Him …

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When Good Design and Effective Marketing Clash

That's right - great design work can sometimes be counterproductive to effective storytelling. Seth Godin addresses this point in his blog on The first question every web site designer must ask. His basic conclusion is that some organizations need for the public to stand in awe …

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I Think It’s Time To Be Concerned

I'm deeply concerned. Jesus made a bold statement once about the influence of believers when He said, "If the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men." I've just finished reading an article by Al Mohler that gives an …

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A Firm Foundation For Life

Download the MP3 Based on 1 Peter 1:17-25 ONE GREAT TRUTH: The foundation upon which our faith is built - the blood of Christ and the Word of God - is unshakable, unchanging, and everlasting. …

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If We’re Praying, We’re Growing

Prayer is a classroom, and God is the Teacher. In prayer, we learn just how big He really is. I've recently been teaching through Jesus' model prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and my friend Chris Price posted a picture on Twitter (follow Chris) of some notes he had jotted down about the …

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I’m Proud of My Wife, Angie Cox, LCSW

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My wife has spent the last few weeks in front of a computer cramming for a major exam to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (I think that's what it stands for). Today, we drove to Fort Smith where she took the test... and passed! What does this mean? Well... you'd have to …

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Abortion… Because It Saves Money?

I know that there are readers of this blog from every perspective. I'm as pro-life and conservative as they come. If you're not, I still love you, but I think we can all agree that when rising abortion rates correlate to an economic downturn, it's tragic! The San Francisco …

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