Stand Guard

Over my years in ministry I have heard many people tell me they knew they will be successful because God had called them to their particular area of ministry.  “God has called therefore God will conquer” is the mentality. I get it. It is a powerful thing to be called...

I Was Born Wrong

I have an incredible love for the outdoors. I grew up camping, fishing, hunting and playing outside most of my childhood. I love the beauty of nature and all that it unfolds before me daily. As a young man I was convinced that I was born in the wrong era. Surely, I...

Lost

It was late in the fall and I decided that I would go out for an afternoon hunt. I had spied a spot that looked promising on an earlier trek and decided this was the time to try it. I made my way through some thick brush and crossed a creek and finally came to a...

Swim Lessons

Admittedly, my memories of most childhood events can be a bit spotty. I may not remember all details of an event but can remember part of it like it was yesterday. I don’t remember much about the swim lessons that my parents signed me up for, but I remember one part...

Go Fish

I have recently been given a wonderful opportunity to go north to Minnesota and Canada for a fishing trip.  I was told to get my gear ready. While I am very excited about the promise of great fishing and wonderful views, getting my gear ready has proven to be a...

She Remembered

In my first year of full time ministry, I was asked by a neighboring church to come and conduct a revival that lasted for a week. That meant that I had to come up with five sermons and five different assembles.  I didn’t have five of either at that point. However, by...

Deep Water

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to go on a cruise with some friends.  It is the only time I have ever been in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight. As I stood on the deck and considered the vast amount of water that surrounded me and the enormous...

The BB

There is a BB pellet on my desk.  It is shiny and perfectly round. My desk has a glass top so that most of the time it looks like the BB is levitating. It rolls between objects effortlessly and has yet to hit the floor in over a week. It is the perfect item to bat...

Just Be Nice

I can still hear it ringing out in my mother’s voice, “Be nice to your brother!”. I have probably said it a couple of thousands of time myself. I remember the exhaustion and frustration of saying it one more time to one of my boys riding in the back seat, or at the...

Weep With Me

Weep With Me by guest blogger Katie Atcheson  I’m a busy mom of three, and I also work full-time as a Minister of Children and Families. There have been times (this time being no exception) when I rely on music and/or the words of others to help express to the Lord...