Awake My Soul

Ah Ezekiel. Ezekiel was a prophet at the same time as Jeremiah. When he was 26 years old he was taken into captivity to Babylon along with about 10,000 of his fellow Jews. In the fifth year of captivity Ezekiel received a call to be a prophet of the Lord and for the next 22 […]

Generosity Is…

“As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; […]

My Social Networking Purge

So I took a month off of all social networking…and lived to blog about it. It’s not uncommon for people to “fast” from particular things such as chocolate, coffee, and carbs. I’ve been known to do that off and on.  I’ve also fasted from Facebook a few times. But since the advent of Twitter, Path, […]

The Postures of Jesus

The biblical passage of John 8 captures the famous story of the woman caught in adultery. I’ve read this portion of scripture dozens of times over my lifetime and have always been drawn to Jesus’ grace, clarity of thought and balance. Interestingly, this passage has been referred a bunch over the last few weeks at West […]

Ride On…Q&A with Joseph Fehlen (Part 2)

Joe is my brother (and he’s not heavy). Recently I had a Q&A with my brother about his book “Ride On: A Motorcycle Journey to Awake your Soul and  Rediscover it’s Maker.” It’s available on Amazon: As well, you can purchase his book at his blog (www.agrowingfamily.com), or at West Salem Foursquare Church on the weekend of July […]

Ride On…Q&A with Joseph Fehlen (Part 1)

I have one brother. I call him Joe. But now that he’s kind of a big deal author, he likes to be called “Joseph.” I refuse. Joe currently is the associate pastor at Grace Foursquare Church in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Recently Joe wrote a book called “Ride On: A Motorcycle Journey to Awake your Soul and […]

The Best Graduation Speech NEVER Heard

I should have did it. I can’t believe I said NO. When I was a senior in high school I was one of three students that were asked to consider being the commencement speaker. The administration asked two people but only needed one.  I declined even though I knew exactly what I would have spoken […]

Lean into the Lord

Henri Nouwen says “the word ‘discipline’ means ‘the effort to create some space in which God can act.’” I think the Christian’s most important move is to step aside and give God the proper room to do what He does best. You see, we are completely dependent upon Him. We may not realize or accept it, […]

A People Not Yet Created

In my devotions I read Psalm 102. There was one particular verse that really jumped out to me, as a matter of fact, it shook me deeply. Psalm 102:18 says “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.” A people not yet created. That is amazing […]