Why I wrote a book about Steve McQueen.

Here is the introduction to my new book on Steve McQueen. Enjoy! INTRODUCTION A popular men’s magazine recently posed one of the most intriguing pop culture questions of all time: “Who was cooler: Steve McQueen or James Dean?” The question topped a mano a mano examination of the lives and careers of both iconic actors that rated them in a whole gamut of categories, from fashion and style sense to roguish masculinity to career accomplishments. Dean was rightly celebrated as . . . read more ›

Facing Insurmountable Obstacles.

Have you ever faced what seemed like an insurmountable obstacle, something so big and so overwhelming that you wished you could just turn and run away? In some ways, that’s how I feel about Harvest America to be held at the massive University of Phoenix Stadium on June llth. If you are facing what appears to be an insurmountable obstacle, then you have a general idea of how the nation of Israel felt as they stood before the massive, ancient . . . read more ›

How to pray for the people of Manchester, England.

Our hearts mourn today for the people of Manchester, England. This horrible terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert primarily attended by young girls is just unthinkable. It is simply pure evil. On days like today, we wonder what to say, especially on social media. Here is something not to say: “Thoughts and prayers to . . .” or simply “Thoughts to . . .” Thoughts to? The better thing would be to say, “Praying FOR the families of the . . . read more ›

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

When I look in the mirror, I see flaws. But when God looks at you and me, he sees things differently. We see weakness; God sees potential. We see what we are; God sees what we can be. We see the past; God sees the future. The Bible tells us about a man named Gideon who had no visible potential whatsoever. Yet he became a bona fide world changer. In fact, Gideon’s name is included in Hebrews 11, which is . . . read more ›

An Echo in Eternity

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I am thankful for the examples many moms provide and the sacrifices they make. The gospel of Matthew tells us that mothers brought their children to Jesus. I can imagine a lot of laughter and joy as this was happening. Yet inexplicably, the disciples thought this was a bad thing and started turning the children away. Jesus was indignant. He rebuked them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder . . . read more ›