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The Praying Mom and the Grateful Soldier

The Praying Mom and the Grateful Soldier

I want to give a big shout out to my better-looking big brother, Dave Nielsen. In the mid 60’s, when thousands of young men were burning their draft cards, Dave volunteered to serve. Dave always liked the ocean, and he enlisted with the US Navy. He was trained...
The Barbarian Call to Prayer

The Barbarian Call to Prayer

I have begun reading a marvelous book by Erwin Raphael McManus: “The Barbarian Way.” What a book! If you haven’t had the chance to read it, I recommend you do! It will challenge you to take inventory of why you follow Jesus, and give you some real clarity on what that...
Tale of Two Men Who Gave it All

Tale of Two Men Who Gave it All

Jesus tells a powerful parable in Matthew 13 that produces a FREEZE FRAME for us of two men who went all out to secure a treasure that they could not pass up. “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field. When a man discovered it, he buried it again. He...
Pray for Kanye and the Pro Life Movement!

Pray for Kanye and the Pro Life Movement!

There is a whisper going around the country about Kanye West. Many wonder if his conversion is real. Others of us marvel at the unbelief expressed in that sentiment. All of us are beginning to see the implications as the news rolls out. “Now that I’m in service to...