Let’s be honest. We’ve all told a lie at times in our life. It starts early in life doesn’t it? The reason is obvious to me. It is in our fallen nature to lie. Don’t be surprised when your young child lies. You need to remember that you did it too. I hope the “did”… Read More


Influencers: You may be watching the horrendous footage of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath and feel a desire to help in some way. We wanted you to know that one of our Journey brothers in Tulsa, Nick Parsons, is involved on the front lines. A few years ago, Nick was led to start Outdoorsman in… Read More


I found this verse interesting when I read it:   “I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.” (John 8:37 ESV)   Why does this interest me? There is no surprise that the people Jesus addressed in this passage were Jews (offspring… Read More


I woke this morning with a choice. The choice is which path I would choose to walk on this day. Would I take a path that seems right to me, or would I choose a path that generally goes against the norms of the world, and even my own human instincts? I’ve had this choice… Read More


Lately I’ve had a lot of personal experiences with God’s blessed assurance. I’ve seen sickness and death with some my dear friends. I’ve entered into their pain and loss. I don’t think a friend is really a friend if we do not do enter the pain of a friend. This is something that none of… Read More


I read a scripture today that reinforced my belief that while we may know about Jesus, we can still not know Him. More so we can do extensive study of scripture, and identify ourselves as Christians, but still not know Him. I will connect two key scriptures to reinforced my observation:   “So Jesus said… Read More


I write this blog while in my friend’s house in Southern California.  I remained in California longer than planned beyond his wife’s funeral, for there was something I needed to be part of in his life.  Not only are Pete McKenzie and I co-laborers with Influencers, but we have been the closest of friends for… Read More


I was at a wild game dinner years ago. The key speakers were my old football coach Johnny Vaught, and Bear Bryant. I had an opportunity to play for Bear but chose Ole Miss rather than Bama, due to family legacy and such. I’ve always been a fan of Bama, although not a fan of… Read More


Hey guys.  On October 19th we expect about three hundred and fifty men to gather at Shepherd of the Ozarks Retreat Center for three days to worship, fellowship, and enjoy the company of a bunch of Influencers who have gathered from across the nation, and other places in the world.  As in the past we… Read More


I read the following verse this morning and had some thoughts I would like to share with you. Here is the verse:   “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38 NIV)   I was reminded of a story that Peter Marshal had written… Read More


To Our Influencers Friends and Family: Suzan McKenzie, our dear friend and wife of Pete McKenzie, has gone to be with the Lord.  Six months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, she passed away quietly on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  Suzan was surrounded by Pete, her children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and close friends of the family.… Read More


What if Jesus asked you what you are seeking from Him, could you be clear and concise with your answer? Could it be that simple to get His attention, and His response? It happened that way in the first chapter of John. Here is what it says: Jesus turned and saw them following and said… Read More