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Jesus Saves - New York City

Hope Lives on a Park Bench

Have you ever questioned where hope lives? I have. When the news of the tragic Paris massacre began to come across the wire and the full details of the darkness that transpired began to unravel I began to again question where hope lives. It is the same questioning that flooded my soul following the attacks…

Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison. Grace and a Hopeful Heart

I often write because I feel I have something valuable to contribute to a larger conversation that is happening. This is not one of those times. I find myself sitting with my fingers on my ever-so-familiar keyboard at a complete loss. I am setting out on another writing journey in hopes that it helps me process my own thoughts….

Boys Toy Kitchen

Barbie Boys and Football Girls

Confession. My two sons, age 7 and 3, own a fancy play kitchen that is fully loaded. Pots. Pans. Silverware. Drawers stocked with nearly every imaginable play food. It sits proudly in the corner of our kitchen. While they’ve started to outgrow the kitchen and it will be on its way to a new home with…

Famous for Jesus

The Great Danger of ‘Christian Celebrity’

It is hard to describe the feelings that one experiences walking onto a stage in front of an arena full of 10,000 men. Worth. Accomplishment. Pride. As I took my seat on the stage next to my co-author Billy Mauldin and NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip and glanced across the packed arena the first thought that crossed my…

I Am Second - NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

It’s Not About the Car…

“It’s not about the car, it’s about the people.” I have carried those words with me since 2005. Michelle and I were in our second season at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville where I was serving as Chaplain. We had been in discussion with Tim,  a former MRO chaplain and mentor, about transitioning to serve a new NASCAR…

Something is Broken

Broken, Helpless, and Hopeless. – An Open Letter to the World

Something is broken in our world. Something is broken when an international outrage is sparked by the killing of a protected lion while an estimated 125,000 babies are slain every single day (stat via Worldometers). When we value animals, or trees, or ‘things’ more than a human life, something is broken. Something is broken when we think it…

Eldora Speedway

A Walk in the Shoes of a NASCAR Chaplain…

One of the most common questions I am asked about chaplaincy is, “what exactly do you do at the track?” So I invite you to spend a few days in my dusty boots as I served the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio last week.     Monday Evening – Eldora…

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I Follow Jesus, Except in Traffic…and on Facebook

In theory, following Jesus is a fairly simplistic task. While we do a decent job of over-complicating what it means to be a Christ follower; I promise you it is really not that complicated. To understand fully what it meant to be saved, we have this great conversation recorded in the book of Luke where…

 

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