The Night We Needed a Miracle… Again

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

The Night We Needed a Miracle… Again

“God, please help this to work…” It didn’t feel like a faith-filled prayer, it felt like what it was:  a frantic last-ditch effort prayer – a desperate, “I don’t know what to do if this doesn’t work” prayer muttered under my breath as my tensed fingers moved from the IPad screen to the brightly illuminated “main power” switch of our sound system. The system had frozen five minutes before...

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When Justin Bieber Shows Up at Your Event (Seriously…)

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

When Justin Bieber Shows Up at Your Event (Seriously…)

“Are you serious?” I was staring at my friend Louie with undisguised shock. “Yeah man, he just showed up yesterday…” Louie absently tucked a flyaway portion of his long hair behind his ear and adjusted his “Monster Energy Drink” hat. As a prominent young BMX pro-rider, he held himself with the kind of un-self-conscious “cool” factor that the rest of us usually try (and fail) to emulate. “I guess...

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Powerless in the Midwest

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Powerless in the Midwest

“So this is the generator?” “Yeah, this is it.” I glanced sideways at my friend Josh Brewer and went quiet for a moment.  He raised his eyebrows and shrugged. We both looked back at the white, trailer-sized piece of equipment and were quiet for another moment. The generator also remained quiet. I wiped a bead of sweat from my forehead with the edge of my damp forearm. “So it’s not working...

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When You Just Can’t Keep it Together

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018

When You Just Can’t Keep it Together

“Hey man, check this out!” My friend Josh Brewer shook my hand and pulled me in for a hug.  Josh is built like a Division One running back, so it was a bit like hugging a wall.  With arms. “Seriously,” he broke away excitedly, “so we had this meeting with a bunch of the churches in the city last night and it was AWESOME – apparently like thirty years ago they used to have tent revival...

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Belize-Bound and Embarrassment in Gettysburg

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

Belize-Bound and Embarrassment in Gettysburg

There are times when I’m speaking in front of people and sharing the love of Jesus when everything just seems to click.  The right words seem to flow, and when I look out at the crowd, I feel like I can just SEE the people connecting with the message. This hadn’t been one of those times. My words had felt disjointed and scattered, and I was wondering whether anyone listening had been able to...

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Broken in Nebraska

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

Broken in Nebraska

I was standing, sweat-soaked, in a field, just watching people pray. A good friend of mine had just given an invitation to say “yes” to Jesus from the LifeLight Festival stage in Hastings, Nebraska, and a number of young people had begun to move towards a side tent to pray with someone about the decision they had just made. I was just standing and watching it all happen, partially because it was...

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