Archive For November, 2013

Changing Directions

Changing Directions

I’m a HUGE Disney fan… always have been, and always will be. I remember watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights back in the 70’s. I’ve seen just about all the major movies. I’m a Disney Vacation Club member. And, in fact, I am going to Disney World for my 25th wedding anniversary (no kids)! One of my favorite movies is Mary Poppins. When visiting London, I made…

Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties

I’m sitting in an overcrowded Starbucks, feeling a bit anxious because a deadline is approaching in the next 28 minutes that I’m going to miss. While I’m enjoying my latte, for sure, it’s not how I thought Thursday morning, Nov 14th, would be going. Last night on the way to take my son to church youth group, I pointed at some flashing lights, the electric trucks, police cars, etc. There…

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 2

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 2

This is part 2 in a series. To read part 1, go here. I still didn’t completely understand why God has chosen to speak to me that morning in such an intimate way, back on October 6th. I didn’t think it was just arbitrary. But, if God wanted me to trust Him, then I would. I was tithing… and loving it. Then Came November 2 I was out for a…

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 1

Greed, Unbelief, and Fear – Why I Didn’t Tithe – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. I felt like the topic was important enough because it marks a 180 degree transformation and change of my previous belief and understanding. For the last 90-100 years of my life, I have adamantly believed that “tithing” has no place in the New Testament church. Giving yes. Tithing No. Essentially I taught that tithing was an Old Testament concept that was…

Closing A Chapter

Closing A Chapter

Whew… I’m not sure if I can write this or not. Twenty-one years ago I became a dad. Eighteen years ago I became a father of two incredible daughters. Just about thirteen years ago, I became a father of three, and now had a son. One of the things we have “tried” to do with our kids is teach them to be lovers of Jesus and to pursue Him. We…