I was recently asked, “Where do you get your understanding of God?” Because I desire everything in my life: my worldview, my relationships, my actions and reactions, even what I think about myself to be based on who I understand God to be, this is an important question. While both my own study of the Bible and sound teaching from others have shaped my awareness of God, my … [Read more...] about My Dad’s Sweet, Strong Heart
One year ago this week Leslie and I walked into the dark, unremarkable basement of Hollywood Presbyterian Church and sat down in a circle made up of people whom some in the mainstream Church would rather forget. There was a time when I believed they should be forgotten or at least ignored. I was the leader of Exodus International, the largest Christian organization in the world … [Read more...] about An Unlikely Love
One day, only a few short weeks ago, I had the strangest thing happen. I found myself with nothing pressing to do. The kids were at school and wouldn’t be home for hours. The house was clean enough. There was left over lasagna for dinner. The dog was bathed. My family was healthy. I was planning on a bike ride with the kids later so I didn’t need to exercise. I’d been to the … [Read more...] about One Drawer At A Time Sweet Jesus
On the morning of January 3rd, 1998 I repeated the prayer that had been mine for nine months for the very last time. I woke up early and began getting ready for what I knew would be a full day. I needed to be dressed and at the church by 7:30a.m. for pictures. It was my wedding day. I was 31 years old and knew that the fulfillment of this day’s plan would change my life on this … [Read more...] about Forever. For Always and No Matter What.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6VAy9y_iQ Jesus, friend of sinners We have strayed so far away We cut down people in your name But the sword was never ours to swing Jesus, friend of sinners The truth's become so hard to see The world is on their way to You But they're tripping over me … [Read more...] about Jesus, Friend of Sinners