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New Podcast Episode – #59 How I am Putting God First in 2021

Long time no see (or hear) as the case may be with a podcast. After a long soul searching process a little over a year ago, I decided to take a sabbath from producing most content during 2020. Instead, I spent the past year focused on cleansing. Here’s the quick backstory before getting into today’s podcast.

The Backstory

Specifically, this past year I focused on cleaning up:

  1. Health by cleaning up my diet and exercise norms. This has been awesome. I’ve lost over 20 pounds and 7 inches off of my waist. I have brought my health back to a level it was prior to developing A-fib about three years ago. And…I’m not actually done yet. While I’m only a

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How to Recapture Your Christmas Spirit [episode 58]



Ten years ago I created and lived out a manifesto for having a more vibrant, joyful and Christ-filled Christmas. It was awesomely amazing. Over the years I have resisted my manifesto and every time the experience has proven to be an incredible blessing.. For those of you longing for an exceptional Advent and Christmas experience please consider adopting The Christmas Manifesto. Below is my original post as it appeared ten years ago.

In the podcast, I share specific ways that I have lived out these intentions. This year I only adopted a few of the eight intentions, but even just doing

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A Protestant Novena, A Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Truth, part 1 of 9.


What is a Novena?

A novena is a nine-day prayer commitment focused upon a specific intention. The most common novena is a novena to the Holy Spirit between Ascension of the Lord Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. A novena though may be said at any time of year and there is no limit to the focus of a novena. Click the button below to get your free copy of my novena to the Holy Spirit, A Dose of the Ghost.

Typically, a novena is a catholic tradion. “Protestant novena” may be an oxymoron, because as far as I know a novena is a totally

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Seven Ways to Internalize God’s Word


Are you only reading the Word of God?  If so, you may be missing out on rich experiences; particularly, if reading isn’t your preferred learning style. Below are seven different techniques to broaden and deepen your experience of the Bible.
1) Listen to the Bible – Download and audio version of the bible to your phone or computer and listen while you are on the go.  Back in the day when I was in college I had a walkman and a cassette version of the Bible. I listened as I walked to class and commuted. I learned an amazing amount of scripture

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Three Tips on How to Prayer for Your Nation and Leaders [Episode 47]

Three Tips On How to Pray for Your Nation and Leaders


Are you concerned about your country? Praying for it is one of the best things you can be doing, no matter what country you are from.

In the United States, May 2nd was the National Day of Prayer.  The night before I led a lesson on the topic of praying for our leaders and nation at our church. We then prayed together for our country. It was a moving experience.

I covered three simple ways we should be praying for our nation and leaders, not just one time a year, but regularly, if not daily. These three simply ways

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Three Stages of Relationship with Jesus, [Episode 46]

The Three Stages of Relationship with Jesus Christ

Recently, I preached about three stages or zones of being in relationship with Jesus. The three zones are the Celebrity Zone, the Savior Zone, and the Lord Zone. In today’s post I am going to lay out the three zones for you, so you can profile where you are in your relationship with Jesus right now. Hopefully, with this knowledge you also see what may be the next step toward greater maturity in your walk with the Lord.

Click the image below to download a chart that will serve as a handy guide as I walk you through

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