David, David Study Excerpt, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God

The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

This post started as a teaching send-off at our church's Wednesday morning Bible Study this week as we're going through the study I wrote this summer on 1 & 2 Samuel. Several ladies asked for a copy of this teaching, so I figured I would post it for you all. I would love to give… Continue reading The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, When it hurts

Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Do you wear a mask? Pretend everything is okay when it’s not? Do you smile and laugh with those around you but inside you’re hurting? Lonely. Afraid. Dying. Do you spend a lot of energy building up and encouraging those around you while not addressing your own doubts and fears? Not facing your own brokenness?… Continue reading Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Healing, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Prayer, Trusting God, When it hurts

Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

The Irony of Control (part 1)

Control. It’s one of life’s greatest ironies, isn't it? There are a lot of different reasons we seek control, including: FearUncertaintyDoubt/self-doubtInsecurityPrideUnwillingness to submit to God’s plan The more we try to control something or someone, the more we realize how little control we actually have. Then out of pride, anger, frustration, and/or fear we double… Continue reading The Irony of Control (part 1)

Attitude, Encouragement, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Refinement, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, When it hurts, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose

During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose

Trusting God, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Surrender to Jesus, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Hey guys! Before I get into today's post, I want to say thank you for your overwhelming response to "A Season With Deep Purpose." That post came from the deep recesses of my heart, and how you responded and how God used it—WOW! Thank you for sharing it so liberally! It's reached people well beyond… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

It was Halloween. I was at my chiropractor’s office and my phone vibrated, signaling an email delivery to my author account. It was an email from Kathleen Kerr from Harvest House Publishers… After a long time of Waiting Well, my answer arrived… My stomach was in knots. The back of my neck was hot and… Continue reading Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Warning: I purposely didn't edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real. This morning while eating… Continue reading The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Jesus in Everyday Life

The Passing of The Baton: The Legacy of Tom Moore

Sometimes heroes come in the form of men wearing iron suits. But more often than not they come in everyday clothes. And every once in a while they come in the athletic gear of a coach. Late fall, early winter 1993 started the South Saint Paul Packers wrestling season. I knew nothing about the sport.… Continue reading The Passing of The Baton: The Legacy of Tom Moore