The first drive-thru restaurant was created in1947 by Sheldon "Red" Chaney, operator of Red's Giant Hamburg in Springfield, Missouri. (1) That was almost 30 years before the now famous McDonalds opened its first drive-thru. Amongst other convenience-oriented innovations towards the end of the 20th century, the drive-thru changed our culture. Here is a quote from McDonald's online news site, "Approximately … Continue reading Dinner With Jesus
The sun can be pretty bright. But all it takes is one hand raised between you and the sun to blot out its brilliance. By covering our eyes we can block the sun's light. With one outstretched hand, we can also block the light of God's Son. God's light continues to shine but we don't always … Continue reading Blot Out The Sun
God is after so much more than just cleansing your behavior. He wants to transform your heart. And the reality of scripture is that just asking for forgiveness after every time you sin isn’t transforming you. Like my little girl who goes right back to running around outside after she gets her bandaid you and I often just go right back to those situations, attitudes, or decisions that get us into sin.
Our sense of smell is amazing! Did you know that we can smell over 4,500 different odors? That's a lot of sniffing! Even memories can be linked to certain smells like your Grandma's perfume, your Grandpa's pipe, your mom's baking, or when your friends hair caught on fire. Smells can trigger feelings and emotions. If … Continue reading What’s That Smell?
My son is going to the dentist today and I'm nervous for him. I remember spending two and a half hours in the dentist chair last year getting a root canal! My tooth decided that it was no longer needed and the cells started self-decaying from the inside out. This kind of internal rot was about … Continue reading Root Canals & Rotten Hearts
A few years ago my wife and I tried to buy a house. I remember sitting at a table with the mortgage broker and thumbing through a giant stack of documents. It was a mountain of papers that covered everything from the mortgage to taxes, insurance to closing costs, and every other imaginable house buying … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, Delivered You’re His
I need a nap. We live in a very fast paced, busy, "git-er-done" culture. We add lots of things into our weekly activities. We say phrases like, “rest is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” or “Ain’t nobody got time to rest!” to boost the moral of hyper activity. Somewhere we think … Continue reading Naps Are Good For The Soul
This past month I started a journey through the New Testament alongside hundreds of others from Lifepointe. Part of this years vision as a church is to read God's word daily and personally dive deeper into it's life giving truth. With our awesome new Journey Guides we can journal something each day that challenged or … Continue reading Call Me Out On The Waters
I typically make a point of staying away from writing publicly about current issues. I don't want to come across as trite or the usual hate blogger. With the movie coming out this weekend and the popularity and acceptance of "50 Shades of Grey" my heart has been broken. I'm too concerned for me not to weigh in … Continue reading 50 Shades of Evil