Being a Dad Rocks, Even When Your Kids Grow Up


I’ve always enjoyed being The Daddy. Having an excuse to play with toys, watch cartoons, geek out on video games, and eat popcorn for supper at a movie is an awesome list of perks, but the kids themselves are the … Continue reading

Geek and Grunt: What’s the Difference?


In our jobs, hobbies, ministries, or whatever, there are at least two approaches we take to them: the geek approach and the grunt approach. There are those that are motivated by interest (geeks), and those who are motivated by obligation … Continue reading

Geek & Nerd: What’s the Difference?


I have a definition of geek and nerd that I admit did not come from anywhere but my own word usage. I’m curious to see if what I think is in common with what others do. I’ve asked some friends … Continue reading

Why Can’t We Just Have It?


I’ve been watching as many of my believing friends and family are having to lose something that they had put a lot of hope in. In a couple of cases, it was a dream (like being able to be a … Continue reading

Ministry is Simpler than We Think


I’m one of those people who, when given an idea or opportunity, pull a Geronimo and go ‘charge!’ headlong into it. I’m either so interested in a thing that it becomes an obsession or I want nothing to do with … Continue reading

Married for 30 Years?


Today is Deanna and Eddie’s 30th wedding anniversary. When I say that in a crowd, everyone’s eyes go big and they notice (again) the number of white hairs in my beard. Their eyes go big because most folks can’t conceive … Continue reading

Appreciation is not Love


For me and many of my friends from high school, when we were ready to launch into our adult life, the plan was to surround ourselves with what we were calling love. We were to find someone special to love, … Continue reading

Why This is Better


This is the last post in a series that started HERE. It’s hard to sum up a topic that it seems should be so obvious: Worship teams worship, performing bands perform. Why do we make everything so complicated? I’ll tell … Continue reading

His Glory or Ours?


This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. As I start to wrap this topic up, I’d like to talk about a passage from the New Testament that we can often read right over. I think it … Continue reading

The Power of the Performance Machine


This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. By now, there are lost of possible reactions to what has been said regarding the difference between performers and worship leaders. For many of us, laying things out like … Continue reading