Simply put I am the son of a farmer, a husband to Sara, the father of Julie and Andrew, and a grandpa to some delightful children. I consider myself a brother on a journey, willing to share what God has given to me in any way that will help others discover the joy of life in him. As you will see the Lord has been gracious to me, and everything he has done in me and through me is by his mercy and grace. I hope the real story you glean from these pages is a greater awareness of God's unfolding work in you, not in me. That's a story worth knowing."
I have been on a life-long journey to sort out what it means to live in the love of the Father. I also have an unremitting desire to help other people who are on that journey or want to go on it, which is why I maintain Lifestream.org. I enjoy helping people discover how to live loved by God and to live freely in healthy friendships with other believers. As we learn to do that, we'll also find that we will quite naturally become a conduit of God's compassion to a world that is broken and devastated by sin. I have shared this story in books and articles, spoken of it in teachings,which you can find out more about on this website. I also co-host a regular podcast at The God Journey.
Finding Church Now Available in Audio
Imagine you laying back in your easier chair or being caught in an exasperating commute to work and me sitting right beside you reading to you from https://www.lifestream.org/content/finding-church. OK, that doesn't even sound fun to me. I wouldn't sit next to you and read, we would get to talk. But the audio version of...
Engage 24: The Adventure Of A Lifetime
The final episode makes it clear that we haven’t arrived yet, but merely stand on the edge of the most amazing adventure available to us—how can we explore the vastness of God’s love and character not only in this age, but also for all eternity?
On this last day of the year, I get to post the final episode of the video series,...
Engage #23: That Your Joy Might Be Full
Everything God does in our lives is so that his joy might be in us and that our joy might be full. He makes a way for us to be at home in him and he disciplines us so that we can find the fruitfulness and fulfillment of his life instead of being tyrannized by the twistedness of our flesh.
Engage is our unfolding video series...
Engage #22: Tuning To God's Frequency
Many of us were taught to find security in the approval of others, monetary success, religious activity and belonging to the right group. What if those aren’t the best signals to follow? It may seem difficult to separate the static of the world from his frequency, but it really isn't. Here are some insights to help you...
Engage #21: The Only Thing That Counts
We find our way into the simplicity of following him as we ignore the obligations and expectations that others can put on us and live in the confidence that there’s only one thing that matters to God—that whatever we do is the fruit of a growing trust in him expressing itself in our love for others. Here are some practical...
What's Going On Around Here?
Let me take this opportunity to share some of what's going on around here these days. First, for those in the San Diego area, I'm headed that way this weekend and will be gathering with people from the area who want to discuss the relational journey this Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in a private home in...