Missions

Nine lessons from Nine Years in Nicaragua

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For the past nine years, the Lord has allowed me to take high school students and their parents to Nicaragua for week-long mission trips. Here are nine things I have learned over those nine years:   The Gospel can take a long time to grow. I remember faces more than names at the school in […]

Missions

The Forgotten Missionary

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I wrote this post 2 years ago, but I want to say it again. My wife is my hero. I’m 20,000 feet above somewhere between Nashville and Phoenix, making last minute tweaks to sermon notes, bible studies, and daily schedules. There are 23 others aboard this plane who should be reading their travel devotion and […]

Exodus

No other gods.

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And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1-3 Here are a few things about the 10 Commandments you need to know: God is the foundation […]

Exodus

Becoming Smaller to Lead BIGGER

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I can still remember sitting in a tractor cab feeling stressed about all the things I needed to get done back at the office, when Jethro began rebuking Moses through my earbuds (Exodus 18), which served as a rebuke to me as well. As a leader, I was seeking to impact the world by becoming […]