An Average Joe Committed to Jesus

On September 1, 2023, just seven miles from our home, Coach Joe Kennedy of the Bremerton Knights knelt silently on the fifty yard line and prayed for ten seconds after a football game.

He had been prevented from doing so for eight long years as he fought for the right to pray in public in our once faith-based nation.

I admire Coach Kennedy, though I’ve never met him. We need more people like him.

We need more average Joe’s who are committed to Jesus.

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When I Was in My Prime

For the past fifty-one years, I have read the book of Job every August as a part of my daily devotional habit. 

Job is one of the unsung heroes of Scripture who wrote one of the oldest books in the Bible. Most scholars believe he lived near the time of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). His honesty is refreshing (you can argue with God!), and his repentance at the end of the story is powerful.

After calamity struck, Job reminisced about being in his “prime.”

I’ve come to believe that the prime of life may not be what you think.

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God Uses Flawed People

Like many of you, my wife and I really enjoyed the Jesus Revolution movie which has taken the nation and world by storm the past few months. For us, it brought back many memories.

The same year Lonnie Frisbee showed up on Chuck Smith’s door (1968), God brought me to salvation as the move of God’s Spirit swept across the nation. I wasn’t a hippie, just a lost teenager who was seeking the truth.

My conversion experience during the real Jesus Revolution Days is detailed in chapter three of my upcoming book One Small Life: Revival Adventures from My Fifty Year Journal. It’s currently at the printer and will be out soon.

As I describe in detail in the book, God uses flawed people just like me.

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