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Written in Stone

In Conversations on October 31, 2011 by The Spillover

If you only got one sentence to sum up your life…
That one sentence will be engraved in stone for as long as this old earth stands…
It will be the only thing many people ever know about you and your life…
You get to write it right now…
You only get 1 minute to think about it…

What’s the one sentence you want on your tombstone?


Spillover Survey

In Conversations,Quick Thought on October 24, 2011 by The Spillover

Do you read The Spillover often?

Would you like to answer a few questions and offer some feedback about your experience thus far?

If you’re up for it, email me at and put “Survey” in the subject line.

Thanks in advance!



Erasing Hell

In Conversations on July 4, 2011 by The Spillover

Tomorrow, July 5th, Francis Chan’s new book Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up comes out. I’ll be getting it for sure. I hope some of you will buy it too. As I’m working through it, I’ll post some thoughts and insights on the book; if you’re also reading along, your comments would be awesome.

If you’d like me to pick up a copy of the book for you, email

Looking forward to this one…



Where is Your Trust?

In Conversations,Sermon Spillover on May 8, 2011 by The Spillover

This week’s question is, “Where is your trust?”.

I can’t help but think back to a time in my life when I realized that my trust was not in God. It was in money. I certainly wouldn’t have admitted that at the time, but as they say, actions speak louder than words. I pursued money with all my energy, and anything I made I held with a tight fist, trusting it for my security. It was a big part of my identity. I used it to mask self-consciousness. I allowed it to give me a feeling of worth. And if I didn’t have it, I didn’t feel secure.

I feel shame when I think about it. But God dealt with it.

What about you? Have you ever been in a place in your life where you realized that your trust was not in God, but in something or someone else?


Prayer Walkin’

In Conversations on May 4, 2011 by The Spillover

How are the prayer walks going? Anybody have a story to share?


Bin Laden is Dead

In Conversations on May 2, 2011 by The Spillover

Osama bin Laden is dead. People across the world celebrated the fact that he met the business end of  a couple of special forces hollow-points.

I find myself in an awkward position. I’m happy bin Laden is not around to kill more innocent people, but I feel strange celebrating someone’s death and (assuming he didn’t give his life to Christ in his final days) sentencing by God.

God wishes that none would die without him. However, God loves justice and His anger blazes against those who love darkness.

For the child of God, what is the appropriate response to this news?



In Conversations,Videos on April 27, 2011 by The Spillover

The trailer for David Platt’s book Radical is quite intriguing. I’m sure some of you have read the book.

What are your thoughts on this?
Is the American church missing something huge?
Have we morphed the precious gospel into an American accessory?
Or is Platt missing the mark?
What do you think?


How do you prepare for Easter?

In Conversations on April 20, 2011 by The Spillover

In the week leading up to Easter, what steps do you take to reflect on our Lord’s passion and to prepare your heart for Resurrection Day?

Do you read certain scriptures?
Meditate on certain verses?
Watch certain movies?
Read certain books?
Pray certain prayers?
Reach out to someone?
Get together with certain people?
Have special family traditions?

We all do things differently. How do you prepare for Easter?


No Bread

In Conversations,Sermon Spillover on April 5, 2011 by The Spillover

Last Sunday Pastor Dave brought us through some of Christ’s teaching on prayer.

Beginning at Luke 11:5, Jesus uses the illustration of a man who has no bread; a friend has arrived late at night, and he has nothing for him to eat.

The man has a need. It’s such a great need that he will wake his neighbor at midnight to ask for help. With “shameless boldness”, no less.

This is an illustration of how we can approach God in prayer. By His grace, we can come to Him with our needs and struggles – with boldness and without shame.

You may remember Pastor Dave saying, “We all have our own ‘no-bread’ situations”.

Probably plenty of them.

What’s one of yours?


Progressive Regression

In Conversations on February 11, 2011 by The Spillover

Has anyone else noticed the a great paradox in today’s “social progressive” culture?

In the name of progress, evolution, and dynamic morals, these folks are actually working to bring the human race back to the “stone age”. They want us to be cave-men. Seriously, think about it.

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Got It

In Conversations,Sermon Spillover on January 16, 2011 by The Spillover

I have a feeling this is going to be “one of those books”.  You know, the type you’re a little afraid to start because you know it will probably change you in a significant way.

Anyone else planning on picking this up?

Has anyone already read it?

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