I’ve got to admit right up front: I’m a big fan of Max Lucado’s writing. I have been inspired and personally helped by many of his previous books. “Fearless” was no exception.

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I just finished reading, “Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives,” by Catherine Lewis. It is an inspiring book about the challenges and triumphs of a young man who suffers from blindness due to a problem with his optic nerve and his mother. It is a moving story that grabs you right from the start and alternately has you laughing one minute and crying the next. I loved the book and quickly passed it off to a friend. Don’t miss a chance to be inspired by “Rex.”

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I started 2012 with a book: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

I found the book as my wife and I were walking through our local Sam’s Club. I thought the cover looked interesting and thought it would make a great Christmas present, so my wife bought it for me and squirreled it away until December 25.

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Lies of the devil. Those things that sound like they are from God, when in reality they will lead to your destruction. There are a lot of them, but over the next few weeks, I’ll be looking at four:

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At one point or another, all of us have dreamed of a different future for ourselves. Sometimes those dreams include different job or living locations. Sometimes those dreams involve a completely different way of life. Sometimes those dreams are just wishful thinking, while other times we are absolutely convinced they are from God.

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On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud appeared on the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast was heard. All the people in the camp trembled with fear. Moses led them out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord had come down on it in fire. The smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and all the people trembled violently. The sound of the trumpet became louder and louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder. (Exodus 19:16-19, GNT)

Usually, that’s the God I’m looking for. I’m looking for God to show up in a big way – trumpets blaring, smoke, fire, lightening, and thunder. Typically, though, that’s not the way He shows up in my life. In fact, almost never. And that’s probably not how he shows up in your life, either.

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I believe that any young worship leader should be required to be the frontman for a bar band for a year before they are ever allowed to lead on stage.

I don’t really believe that.

Ok… I do. A little. What I mean is this…

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I just finished reading the book, PURSUING CHRIST, CREATING ART, by Gary Molander. I was looking forward to reading the book, as Gary and I have had a number of conversations about the book while he was in the process of writing it. If you’ve read Gary’s blog you know that he possesses the ability to get at the heart of art, artists, and the walk of faith.

Here are some of my thoughts on this book:

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Welcome!

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Welcome to a new take on an old blog.

When I started blogging 6 years ago, my in blog was a collection of my thoughts and experiences with life. At first, I was diligent to blog regularly. Then less so.

For a while now I have thought of re-imagining this blog, as well as moving it to its own domain.

If you are a faithful reader, thanks for hanging there.

If you are brand new to my site, thanks for stopping by.

To all…

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This may be the last year we are all able to vacation together as a family, so we asked Connor were he’d like to go - anywhere in the country! He picked Disneyland with a stay  at the Grand Californian. We had a great week and extended our time with a stay in West Hollywood at my sister’s place and a day at Universal Studios. What a rush!

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