Every bite

Several years ago a few students spoke at our church’s Sunday services about a mission trip to Haiti they had just completed.  From their emotional accounts of the trip, I knew it had been a life-changing experience for them. The words of one of the students, however,... read more

The Ride

Last week we had the opportunity to spend a day at Disneyworld with our son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons Wynden and Brae. It was a near-perfect day, and we stored up countless memories of our time together. Seeing our grandsons meet Mickey Mouse (who actually... read more

From the Archives – Bob Williams

“Several years ago I had the privilege of serving as a part-time special projects musician in the International Ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).  The Director of the International Ministries, Reverend Bob Williams, was an amazing... read more


Think for a moment about those countries that your government has determined to be enemies of the state. Perhaps their leader is a ruthless, corrupt dictator who spews threats or has orchestrated evil acts against other people or countries. Maybe the country itself... read more


You can tell any guitarist who regularly plays their instrument by looking at their fingertips. Practiced guitarists have fingers that are characterized by thick, toughened skin known as callouses. New guitar students typically experience sharp, piercing pain in their... read more

Divided? Undivided?

This weekend my wife Terese and I got to spend time with Dan and Tami, two new friends from our church. As we rode together in the car, Dan told me about a church they sometimes attended in their ‘other’ home state when they’re not in Florida. He said that tensions... read more

Four months

As I write this, I’m sitting at a boarding gate in Orlando International Airport. I’m getting ready to fly to Minneapolis to meet my wife so we can drive together in her car to our new home in Florida. The past four months have been a time of transition here in... read more

Through Grief

A few days ago our nation witnessed the horrific, senseless murder of nearly 60 people, with hundreds more injured and hospitalized. One of my colleagues told me that a friend of his still hadn’t heard from his wife since the massacre. It’s incomprehensible and... read more

Worship Wisdom from Women who Worship

Chris’ note Welcome to my weekly blog! I invite you to take a few moments and share this site ( and Facebook Page with a few friends that God may be prompting you to contact. Last weekend Terese and I (with a team of some of our musician friends) had... read more

Seriously late!

Chris’ note: I appreciate my faithful friends and readers who continue to share my weekly blog with other people! As readership grows, I invite you to take a few moments and share this site ( and Facebook Page  with a few friends that God may be... read more