The Christian’s Off-Season

Fact:  Great athletes are made in the off-season. While I never measured up to being a "great athlete", I do remember the off-season being essential to my development as an athlete.  As a lacrosse player in high school, I would listen to my coaches talk to all of the players at our year-end team party … Continue reading The Christian’s Off-Season

Declaration of Dependence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” One man named Stephen Ellis calls these words “the most potent and consequential words in American history.” We know these … Continue reading Declaration of Dependence

If Socrates was a Worship Leader

I read something fascinating a few weeks ago. I was reading Plato’s Republic, a dialogue about governments and justice among the famous Greek philosopher Socrates and several of his companions. They are attempting to create a hypothetical republic that would be perfectly just, wise, and good. Socrates and his friend Glaucon discuss every aspect of … Continue reading If Socrates was a Worship Leader

Lessons from my Daughter

I’ll never forget the day that Natalie was born.  My in-laws were in town, hoping to be a part of the excitement, and my father-in-law and I decided to go play tennis.  I thought that my decisive win was going to be the highlight of the night, until I came home to my wife—who was … Continue reading Lessons from my Daughter

The Importance of Church Camp

Faith Baptist Church in Fritch, Texas, where I am the youth director, just got back from a wonderful week at camp. Although I have been the youth director for three years of camp, this was the first I was able to attend due to my secular job. Besides that, I haven’t been to any church … Continue reading The Importance of Church Camp

Five Great Forgotten Hymns

I love congregational singing! It’s a wonderful, Biblical way to praise and worship God, and reflect on biblical truths. Music just has a way of affecting our hearts in a way that few other things can! When you combine that influence with great truths about God, the results can be dynamic. There have been many … Continue reading Five Great Forgotten Hymns

Planning Your Future God’s Way

If you’ve flown recently, you have probably followed the normal custom of walking by the pilot on your way out the airplane and thanking them for safely delivering your family to your destination.  While it is obvious that a pilot is a contributor to the safe delivery of airline passengers, there is a lesser-known person … Continue reading Planning Your Future God’s Way

A Forgotten Battle

The fall of Constantinople had dramatic effects on the Western world. From the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance to the ushering in of the Ottoman empire, the Western world would never be the same because of the 1453 battle between the Byzantines and the Ottomans.  The Ottomans had a … Continue reading A Forgotten Battle

Security Update 

Just a few blocks away from all of the turmoil and panic of the NY Stock Exchange sits the world's largest stockpile of gold. Deep under the streets of Manhattan sits more gold than is even housed in the impressive confines of Fort Knox. Five stories underground, nearly 30 feet below the NYC subway system, … Continue reading Security Update