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This blog is about the issues men face and things I have experienced.

I hope you will be encouraged, challenged, and stirred to take action.

Proverbs 27:17 (The Message)

17 You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another


ighteous   E ncouraging   A ccountable   L oving 


ely on    C hrist's   K indness

Sunday, July 29, 2012

His Peace was, Is and Will Be

My wife, Kat, and I have been attending a small church in Greenview, MO called Lake Hill Community Church and we have been blessed by the sermons each Sunday we have been able to attend. This post is a result of something God said to me during the sermon.

Kat and I started Restoration Farm to achieve our own personal dreams but also to do what we believe God has been preparing us for the past 60 or so years. I believe that our calling in life often has to do with the experiences, the training and the gifts that we have.

For me that calling is to be a servant and a comforter to the broken, the hurting and the rejected. Our pastor, Mike Knapp, said something that struck me and I will add a little to it. "Grace is God's personal influence on our lives. God's peace has come, is coming and will come through Jesus Christ." 

Within those two little sentences, which, may not be exactly what Mike said but it is what God said to me as he spoke are some very powerful truths. As followers of Jesus we need to constantly keep in mind that the peace Jesus brought to us is not something we have to work up, it is ours each and every moment of the day. All we have to do is tap into the influence of the Holy Spirit and it is there. We often do not experience it because we let the cares of this world drown it.

Here is where I add my part to what Mike said. Please remember it is me speaking not Mike. I believe that God can instantly heal the sick, that He could instantly mend the wounded and that He could forgive the sinner without they ever attending a church or have contact with another follower of Jesus. BUT He rarely does it that way. He most often uses people who have experienced healing, people who have experienced being mended and people who have overcome to get involve with those who need His touch. 

Often people who are experiencing turmoil find peace within a relationship with a follower of Jesus. It isn't because the follower is such a peaceful person but it is because of the influence of the Holy Spirit that was poured out in the life of the believer at baptism. Through a person who has been healed, mended or gifted God touches other human beings.

My last note I took was, "The unity of the body of Christ is more important than what we know or what we believe." Within the body of Christ are many denominations. Each has it's strengths and it's weaknesses. Not one has all of the truth or all of the gifts. The Kingdom of God works best when the body is unified and each person is doing their part to being focus on Jesus and this is often done by sharing how Jesus has influenced our lives.

Mike I apologize if I got off track but as I listened this is what I got from your message. I actually got a lot more than this but this is what I decided to share at this time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today we finished the outside of the chicken coop.

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by movingfd Like my life it is not perfect but I made the best of what I had. I am content with the results.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Life and the Chicken Coop

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2012-07-22 16:27 Our Walnut Chicken Coop

For the past month my wife, Kat, my daughter, Missy, her friend, Cliff, our grandson, Spencer and our granddaughter, Dakota, have been building a Chicken Coop. The photo album above covers the work we have done so far.

The coop reminds me of life. You make great plans, begin to work towards your dreams and then you find that your plans have to change because of wrong measurements or because things did not fit.

The good news for followers of Jesus is He covers all of our faults, our wrong measurements and our broken dreams.

Hope you enjoy our coop. Oh by the way the wood on the outside is walnut. A very hard wood to work with.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dream Job

My Dream Job

 In 2006 I was ordained in the Association of Vineyard Churches, USA and I have been exploring and waiting for God to reveal the ministry He was calling me to. I know that my ministry involves me using the gifts and talents God has given to me and experiences I have had in my life to serve others.

Over the past few years that ministry has become etched in my mind. It has to do with serving the church and serving the servants to the church.

I am moving forward to my dream job which looks like this:

     Working 6 to 8 hours 3-4 days for a small, growing church earning a modest salary.

         Working at least 2-3 days serving hurting, fallen or struggling servants.

The church position would be that of a small group/church needs pastor. I would perform these duties under the direct supervision and according the needs of the lead pastor. 

The servant server position would be art of our Restoration Farm and called Restoration Ministry. In this position I would act as a sounding board for the servant to discover the true problem, get healing for the wounds they have and to restore the individual in their relationship with Jesus.

Each of these positions would be ultimately under the supervision of the Holy Spirit. Whatever results that occur would be for God’s glory and brought about by an encounter with the Holy Spirit.

You can read more about my journey at http://therestorationfarm.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 1, 2012


As we in the United States of America celebrate freedom this July 4th I want to remind everyone where true freedom comes from.

I want to share a personal story about freedom. When my daughter turned 18 she moved out on her own. One evening she asked for me to come over because she needed to talk with me. We sat down at her kitchen table and she pulled out a stack of bills. She took her electric bill and as she waved it she talked about how much it was. She did the same with the phone bill, the gas bill and the cable bill. She the looked at me and said these words which I believe we should think about. "I did not realize how expensive freedom is."

Our freedoms in this country have been won at a high cost. Our freedom as Christians has been won at even a higher price.

What are we doing with our freedom?