Influencers National Summit October 19-22, 2017 Shepherd of the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas Influencers all over the country are invited to our National Summit.  This is our national gathering which has been held in Malibu the past several years.  This year, we can accommodate 350 men and we are moving the event to Northwest Arkansas,… Read More


“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7… Read More


From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17 ESV)   I find it interesting that Matthew records in the scripture above that Jesus began His public ministry by preaching a message of repentance. As I thought on it this morning when I read the scripture,… Read More


We need to understand a few facts to understand a conflict we see in the intelligentsia community and their problem with faith in a religion, but especially Jesus Christ. After all they are trying to neuter the American culture of religion, and therefore Christianity is their main target. Who are these people that I speak… Read More


Please don’t think me weird for I want to share with you how, what, and why I write the things I do. I think it is important that I share this, for I see that what I write is completely dependent on what the Holy Spirit is saying to me personally, more than what I… Read More


Some time ago I made a decision that I would not give political opinions on current discussions, or try to persuade people to vote a particular way. I’ve had to bite my lips with not saying something many times, for there are some issues that are tremendously challenging to me as a Christian. However, I… Read More


Look at this great quote from Oswald Chambers I found from My Utmost for His Highest:   “God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us— He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the… Read More


I’m a little conflicted as I write this blog. It is Friday September 22nd. The blog goes out next Tuesday. The reason I am conflicted is because I don’t know if the blog will be sent out next week, or if I’ll be here, or if many of you will be reading it either. I’m… Read More


If I may be perfectly honest with you, I had a problem with materialism for a large period of my life. I’ve heard many reasons and excuses people use to justify their need or addiction for material things. For example I’ve heard some TV ministers justify multiple homes and cars and airplanes and yachts because… Read More


  I read an interesting quote from Oswald Chambers in My Utmost from His Highest yesterday.  Let me share it:   “Satan does not tempt us just to make us do wrong things— he tempts us to make us lose what God has put into us through regeneration, namely, the possibility of being of value… Read More


“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”  (Psalms 34:18 ESV)   I am in Colorado as I write.  I am here because of an invitation my best friend Pete McKenzie made of me to help him continue to process through his grief of losing his wife Suzan a few… Read More


There seems to be a lot of activity going on around the world that could be described by some  people as “signs of the times.”  I mean, as a Christian if we avoid considering the possibility of this being the case, we would be like the myth that an ostrich  buries its head in the… Read More