No doubt you may being wondering what I’m up to writing my blog today about angels?  I woke this morning with an interest to read and journal through the Gospel of Mark.  I didn’t get far into it (Mark 1:13) when I read that angels ministered to Jesus after He had been tempted in the… Read More

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.  Galatians 5:13 NLT     If you haven’t noticed lately there is more and more effort worldwide to take away social and… Read More

  Many people urged Rocky to write his story, about his upbringing, his illustrious sports career and how God formed Influencers. At first Rocky resisted, not wanting any spotlight on himself. Then, God told him that he was thinking about this all wrong. This was not Rocky’s story, but God’s story through Rocky. You’ll enjoy… Read More

Did you know we now have Podcasts?  We’ve been spreading our message of proximity with Christ and The Journey and Discipleship via the “written word” with devotionals and blogs, but we also wanted to give you an opportunity to hear the “spoken word” as you share in insightful conversations which will help you on your… Read More

I’m not a tree hugger. But I love trees. I love the forests. I love the creatures in the forest. I love to eat wild game, and fresh caught fish. I love the bounty of God’s love, and I see things often overlooked when I do not go into the forest at our little country… Read More

“For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Roman 10:3-4 ESV) I’m a writer, so I like words. I like the correct use of words, and the correct… Read More

 I would like to share a little illustration that I came up with a few years ago, and it is illustrated in The Journey, our discipleship curriculum.   It pertains to a “cause and effect” process in spiritual growth.  I bring this to your attention, for Greg Huett our Global Board member did an excellent job… Read More

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”  (Romans 12:21 ESV)   Over the weekend another senseless, evil massacre entered the news and the hearts of Christians across this country as twenty-six men, women, and children were murdered by a man who walked into their church and opened fire on the congregation. … Read More

I heard an interesting sales pitch this morning on TV.   The spokesman, a well-known actor, opened his pitch with speaking of “the dire shape” our nation is in, financially and governmentally. Well this is nothing new. It’s like “Duh? Have you been watching the news lately?” The woes in this nation and other nations are… Read More

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