Back in the 1970s the expression PTL (Praise the Lord) became vogue. It is still used to attribute something wonderful that the Lord has done or is doing. The staff and board members of Influencers said a lot of PTLs during and following our National Summit at Shepherd of the Ozarks a little over a… Read More


Well, God answered our prayers regarding our National Summit this past weekend at Shepherd of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Influencers from all over the country made the pilgrimage to our retreat location.  It was evident from the beginning that the prayer covering for this event had done its work as a spirit of love, unity… Read More


Today almost three hundred men will gather at Shepherd of the Ozarks retreat center in Harriet Arkansas. We will be here until Sunday celebrating Jesus Christ, with a mutual pursuit of close proximity with Him. This represents the fourth National Summit that we’ve had, but the first at this center. The previous location was a… Read More


Prayer for National Summit It is 7 Days before we gather in the Ozarks for our National Summit. Join us in Prayer each day leading up to this sacred event: Joshua 6:1-5 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the… Read More


“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7… Read More


From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17 ESV)   I find it interesting that Matthew records in the scripture above that Jesus began His public ministry by preaching a message of repentance. As I thought on it this morning when I read the scripture,… Read More


We need to understand a few facts to understand a conflict we see in the intelligentsia community and their problem with faith in a religion, but especially Jesus Christ. After all they are trying to neuter the American culture of religion, and therefore Christianity is their main target. Who are these people that I speak… Read More


Please don’t think me weird for I want to share with you how, what, and why I write the things I do. I think it is important that I share this, for I see that what I write is completely dependent on what the Holy Spirit is saying to me personally, more than what I… Read More


Some time ago I made a decision that I would not give political opinions on current discussions, or try to persuade people to vote a particular way. I’ve had to bite my lips with not saying something many times, for there are some issues that are tremendously challenging to me as a Christian. However, I… Read More


Look at this great quote from Oswald Chambers I found from My Utmost for His Highest:   “God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us— He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the… Read More


I’m a little conflicted as I write this blog. It is Friday September 22nd. The blog goes out next Tuesday. The reason I am conflicted is because I don’t know if the blog will be sent out next week, or if I’ll be here, or if many of you will be reading it either. I’m… Read More


If I may be perfectly honest with you, I had a problem with materialism for a large period of my life. I’ve heard many reasons and excuses people use to justify their need or addiction for material things. For example I’ve heard some TV ministers justify multiple homes and cars and airplanes and yachts because… Read More