I Need Help

I believe there are three words that God loves to hear from us. “I need help.” When faced with a challenge I have learned that these are three of the most powerful words in the English (and Spiritual) language. When I am feeling a little overwhelmed I cry out to Jesus, “I need help.” Monday…

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True Freedom

If you want to see true freedom I would recommend going to prison. Last Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the men and women in the Peoria county jail and those I saw were free indeed. They were freed from the bondage of their sins when they decided to give their lives to Christ….

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My Chains Are Gone

I have moved on to my new job as the “Midwest Church Partnership and Development Coordinator” for Christian Library International and have left behind the night cleaning I had since my release from prison. Last weekend I was cleaning our basement and found an old 8-foot chain. I was going to take it out to…

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Still Good To See Him

My son Nick found an old picture of my dad the other day. it was so good to see him again. For Father’s Day I thought I would repost a blog about my dad I wrote a couple of years ago. A couple of weeks ago my son Jon uncovered a treasure while he was…

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One of things I pray for every morning is for the Lord to keep me from sinful backsliding. When we hear the word backslide, we may think about falling back into our old sin filled life. While backsliding certainly includes that, it is not necessarily limited to it. Backsliding is not just falling backward, but it…

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