Archive Problems

Just in case you were wondering why since yesterday, when you click on any older post on the blog that all of the links are “broken”? It’s because my blog had to move hosts and we’re still trying to work out the whole ‘archive’ section. Hang in there… hope it will be fixed soon. Thanks. Much love. [Read More...]

Week-long Silence, Thanks for Hanging in There

What a beginning to the month of November. I’ve been gone 12 of the 15 days of the month thus far: Spokane, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Diego, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, back to Long Beach and then back home to Chicago. All in all, I will be spending more time in the Pacific Time Zone (16 [Read More...]

Huge News! It’s Not Cancer

I just got a message from my doctor saying that the growth that had to have a biopsy came back benign! Thank you all so very much for your prayers over the past week. This is a huuuuuuge relief. Phew. The doctor said it is: “Not a wart or calcium build-up or cancer. Just a built up mass [Read More...]

Whatever You Do, Just Don’t Drink and Drive

According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 seconds! Every 40 frikin seconds! I have had 2 people very, very close to me get killed by drunk drivers. And yesterday, October 17th, was the 13th anniversary of one of my best friends, Alli Matzdorf, who was killed by [Read More...]

I Had to Have a Biopsy This Morning

This morning I had a regularly scheduled six month follow-up with my dermatologist. No big deal. I just needed some refills for a prescription I’ve been taking for acne. Close to the end of our time I remembered to ask her about a strange red bump that has been on the top of my right [Read More...]

“The Hope I Hold On To”

Someone recently sent me this song and I started to cry like a little baby. So unbelievable… I’d Need a Savior by Among the Thristy Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Reason for the Silence

Hello! Sorry for the recent silence. Since my last post I’ve been in the middle of a serious travel schedule all around the country without having a chance to sit down for any significant amount of time to write. Since Sunday I’ve been teaching at Houghton College in upstate New York. I preached at their chapel services [Read More...]

Definitions of Enemy, Hater and Critic

Before I get any further into this series, I think I should define what I understand as an enemy, hater and critic. Enemy: The dictionary defines an enemy as one that is antagonistic to another. I actually don’t see that definition suitable for what I believe is an enemy. The dictionary definition of an enemy [Read More...]

Don’t Know What Happened to the Comments!

Hi Everyone – This afternoon I updated my IntenseDebate Comment plugin, and I am just now noticing that I have deleted every single comment that has ever been written on every single post! This is not good… I’ll try to figure it out as soon as possible. UGH! I hope I haven’t screwed everything up permanently [Read More...]

Quick Update on Me

Hello! Sorry for the week lay-off on the blog. It happened for a few reasons: 1. Man, my fractured foot really hurt. And since we just moved apartments we didn’t have the internet, so the only place I could get the internet was on my phone or at the office. I don’t trust myself to [Read More...]

Part 1: Gay Marriage

Last week I received an email from Christianity Today asking me to give a 60 word comment on my thoughts regarding the “Gospel Response to the Prop 8 Decision.” I did … and so did a number of other evangelical folks. I am starting a Gay Marriage series today based on my quote. Here is [Read More...]

Yep, I Fractured My Left Foot

4 days ago I fractured my left foot playing in the staff/delegate softball game while teaching at the Salvation Army Institute, hence the reason I haven’t been online recently. It was only a few short years ago that I played Division I baseball in college, but boy does that seem like forever ago now I’ve [Read More...]

Off the Grid

Until July 25th I will be in Vienna, Austria for the World AIDS Conference speaking with the United Nations AIDS (UNA), both their global and domestic programs. I don’t know how much time I will have to blog, so no promises… Prayers for this time are appriciated. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Hacker Hates This Blog

If you all came on my blog yesterday you noticed there was a nasty virus trying to entice you to click on it. This is the second time this same virus has pestered my blog. Just a note – if you ever see anything like that, DON’T CLICK IT! Thank God my awesome blog guy, [Read More...]


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