Jailbreak

I woke up one night several weeks ago thinking of Daniel, a guy who came to faith at Gateway and then fell back into drug dealing with his brothers (all three are in the State Penitentiary). It was kind of weird that I had a dream about him. I’ve written him in prison on and…

So Hard to Be Still

This weekend I realized that I haven’t been very present with the Lord. Even the beep became “normalized,” and I got so cranked up and busy that I gave the Lord more of a “head-nod” than an ear. I started to feel that wax-buildup in the spiritual ears. This is pretty common, and I’ve found…

Go Get That Biker

At times, responding to God’s will gets tricky and confusing. This morning I decided to get into the office by 6:30 so that I could prepare for a staff meeting before my day-o-meetings began. So I’m driving along sippin’ some Java, and I see the cars ahead of me in the right lane swerving and…

Keep Screwing Up

Just in case you’re thinking I get this “stay connected” thing right most of the day—you’re wrong. I find most of the day my thoughts quickly drift into old patterns or habits that exclude or ignore God or don’t even stop to consider His will. That’s why understanding the Grace of God—God’s immeasurable mercy, patience,…