First of all, we need to establish that not all discipline is negative or a result of sin or bad behavior. Many times discipline is not a reaction to behavior at all, but a proactive preparation for the future. I don’t always correct my son or daughter when they do something wrong. I correct them because I want them to be able to do something right. I desire that they

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92QFcpy0XC4 As a young boy who grew up watching Razorback football, I assumed running out of the “A” at Razorback Stadium would be the pinnacle of human experience, that is until I actually ran through the massive line of hog-wild band members and cheerleaders. It was an amazing experience, however I expected a transfiguration that rivaled Pinocchio’s epic tale. As I exited the athletic complex that fall evening without a

Hello once again, This article below appeared in the NWA Times on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. They have invited me on to their team as a columnist every 6-8 weeks. Thank you for taking the time to stay in touch by reading my blog posts. My wife and I are doing great here in Lima and are believing for God’s best for each of you. He is the faithful witness!

My family has now been in Lima, Peru for just over two weeks. We uprooted everything we know for the promise of seeing a dream come to pass that has been stirring in my heart for almost a decade now. I believe that God does his best work through dreams and visions. Saying “I have a dream” is both a dangerous and delightful phrase to the community of the dreamless.

What is so valuable that you would trade everything to possess it? My wife has been reading a powerful book to our children called “A Treasure Beyond Measure.” I was inspired to write this post after her reading it to our son tonight. It is written by Melody Carlson and Steve Bjorkman and is well worth the money. Click here to purchase from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Beyond-Measure-Melody-Carlson/dp/1581343434 Without ruining it for you,

In less than 48 hours, my family and I will be moving to Lima, Peru. We will be working towards a brand new church planting initiative we have called MULTIPLi. The one message we have consistently sent over the past few years to the young men and women we disciple is this: “Unless the Lord builds the house, we labor in vain…” We DO NOT transform hearts and we DO NOT

As we walked through the jungle of Bolivia, we came to one of the fastest flowing rivers I’d ever seen, Rio Selva. In movie like fashion, a suspension bridge hovered suspiciously over the mighty rushing water, drooping in the middle and with several boards missing. It was one of the most beautiful, majestic and terrifying displays of power I’d ever beheld. Although I did in fact cross the bridge, I

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus offered anyone willing to listen two very clear and concise riverbanks.  Riverbanks cause us to become flow and a force that has the power to wash away the evil in this world. What are the two riverbanks? Love and Leadership.  Read the book of Acts and you will see these two glaring principles guiding the movement of the early followers of Jesus. They forged a

Thank you to all the people who worked long hours behind the scenes at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette to prepare this article with such excellence. Also, a special thanks to Kelly Barnett for running writing such a beautiful account of what God has done in our lives. We are humbled and hopeful. God bless. Josh Following God’s Plan FOLIARTS PLAN MOVE TO PERU TO PLANT CHURCHES Anything is possible through

Welcome back to my blog and thank you for staying connected with us. Well… the world didn’t implode and we’re all still here. Whew! Now it’s time to start focusing on the opportunities of 2013.  What will you do with the next 365 days? We are approaching one of my favorite days on the calendar; New Years Day. Along with football, food and family, there is something about the new