My Friend Ludwig

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has just recently become one of my favorite people.  By recently I mean in the last 90 seconds thanks to Wikipedia.  I once thought it would be fun to have a church wide picnic and I excitedly announced it to my staff and pulled out my pen to put it in our all church calendar. … Continue reading My Friend Ludwig


During this last weekend in October, individuals from Catalyst – the youth ministry at Harvestime Church – journeyed to La Crosse for the annual Youth Convention.   What is youth convention? I am glad you asked.  Let me show you 🙂 [youtube video=””] “Nearly 2,000 students from across the area fill the La Crosse Center to hear a solid message,… Continue reading Mountaintops

I Can't Help but Ponder

“I remember the days of old.  I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done. I lift my hands in prayer…” Psalm 143:5 Ponder. Who even uses that word anymore?  I looked this verse up in a number of versions of the Bible and all but one used the word ponder.  Now ponder means to think… Continue reading I Can't Help but Ponder

How Should We Then Live?

“How Should We Then Live?” is a book written by Francis Schaeffer, (One of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century according to Amazon Prime) I don’t know how someone becomes a “foremost evangelical thinker of the twentieth century” but I like his ideas and I am sure that has something to do with it. Along with mentioning a… Continue reading How Should We Then Live?

Good Gifts

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6   To really worship we have to admit that there is a power that is bigger than us.  A power that is not only larger, but also better… Continue reading Good Gifts


 Your Promises, by Elevation Worship. This is one of my favorite songs. I love the lyrics. Doesn’t matter what I feel Doesn’t matter what I see My hope will always be In Your promises to me These lyrics help to remind that God is trustworthy and His word (promise) will not fail.  It’s not about circumstances. It’s all about God…. Continue reading Promises

Prayer and Fasting Day 6 Valley

The Spirit of God was hovering over the chaos of matter in complete darkness. (See Genesis 1: 1)  We do not know how long the Holy Spirit hovered over this chaos, one year, a billion years, we just don’t have any frame of reference for this.  We do know that He was hovering, yet nothing happened until the word of… Continue reading Prayer and Fasting Day 6 Valley