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Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: On A Scale Of 1-10…

I recently had this conversation with my son Nate. Nate: “Dad, on a scale of one to ten, how important do you feel it is, for you to be right?” Me: “Is there an eleven?”

I Don’t Know Who Jesus Is (I Just Did What He Said)

I Don’t Know Who Jesus Is (I Just Did What He Said)

Things I Heard In Church: “…he despised people not like himself.”

Things I Heard In Church: “…he despised people not like himself.” Jesus told a parable to some people who trusted in themselves for their own righteousness, a group who treated others with contempt. Jesus said,

John The Baptist Grilled With Questions (And the information he withheld): John 1:21-23

Last post on the gospel of John we saw how John the Baptist declared, “I am not the Christ,” and we discussed the benefits of recognizing that fact in our own lives. This post we’ll see John grilled… Read More

Love Like Jesus–Jesus and Competition

Baseball Player Lines The World Series is happening right now and it reminds me of a story I once heard from a Fire Chief named Dennis Compton. Like me, Dennis is a Cubs fan. (Please pray for us, and… Read More

Love Like Jesus–Trading Recognition for God’s Glory: Matthew 8:3-4

“Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone.” -Matthew 8:3-4 How Jesus Loved People: Jesus healed the man with leprosy, then he told him in no uncertain terms,… Read More

Surrender Yourself to God: Joshua 1:1-7

Tonight was a great night. I attended a State Fire Chiefs Association awards ceremony where one of our crews was recognized for their efforts on the Oak Knoll, Ashland, Oregon Fire. The only problem is that I’m not… Read More

Luke 1 — You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be… Read More

Genesis 2:18 — It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.”… Read More

5 Alarm Apartment Fire

My fire department fought a fire last night. It came in around 8pm as a fire in an apartment. When our first engine arrived there was heavy involvement on the first floor with significant extension into the second… Read More

Is Humility Essential to Good Leadership?

Are you a Mom, a Dad, a coach, a boss, an older brother, or an older sister? If you are then believe me when I tell you that you’re a leader. And if you’re a leader it’s worth… Read More

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