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For All Who Ask God Why

This!... That's how it actually finishes. "In days to come, you will understand this". This phrase just blew me away in my reading of the book of Jeremiah, and I honestly haven't really been able to move past it. After…

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Live Like It's True!

A few weeks ago I was reading in a Christian magazine called "Forward in Christ", a brief article about the word "Amen". Ask someone what it means and you get the general definition of "agreement". Ask a Christian and it…

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In the Shadows of a Burned Out Church

On May 15th, a fire broke out in downtown Milwaukee on the roof of the historic Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) and one of downtown Milwaukee's oldest church landmarks. Many of us in SE Wisconsin have seen the devastation from that…

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The Journey of a Divine Call

If you haven't heard by now, I've been given the honor to pray over some specific next steps in the life of my family and ministry. It has been percolating for the past few years where I have been a…

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Who Named You That?

Finish this for me "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but..." One of the great lies of Satan. It is amazing the power that words have over our emotions, our futures and at the core of it all, our…

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Everything for Good

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

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The passage above has long been a…

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Breathe In

I came across a definition to the word "INSPIRE" that I haven't been able to stop by thinking about. As we talked in a ministry team meeting about encouraging people I felt that the word "encourage" was a little flat…

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Just What I Always Needed!!!

My youngest son is 12, just about to turn 13. I can remember this season of Christmas presents when I was his age. You know the one where the kid is growing so fast you can't keep them in shoes…

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What's the Point of Church? - Part 2

Last month, I shared that one of the reasons we invite people to church, one of the core ideas for why we encourage people to be present in public worship is because of the intentionality within worship of "Communion" with…

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What's the Point of Church? - Part 1

Why do you go to church? Seriously, I assume you're reading this, but I'd like to know why you go to church... or why you don't go. What did you hope would happen there? How did you hope you would…

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The Mask and The Maker

 "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." -… Read more

Through All Generations

"I will sing of the Lord's Great Love forever, with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations" - Psalm 89:1-2

I'm really excited to celebrate a story I want to share with you, one that is… Read more