Category Archives: Christian living

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

I’ve got a few boxes full of old vinyl records that I finally decided to get rid of. I’ve been hauling them around for years from California to Idaho to Tennessee and finally back to Idaho, where they’ve been occupying … Continue reading

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PUT IT IN REVERSE?

I’m on Facebook – which can sometimes be fun, is often aggravating, but is usually (let’s be honest) just a colossal waste of time. Sometimes, though, I’ll see something really worthwhile in my newsfeed – like the other day when my buddy Chris … Continue reading

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"HEAL ME"

I wrote the song “Heal Me” with my good friends and songwriting partners Ben Bauman and Randy Thomas. When I was putting out my first solo project, an industry insider advised me to not include the song on my CD; he … Continue reading

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MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FALL

I love fall. The cool temperatures, the autumn colors, the rain (yes, I actually enjoy being outside in the rain). But in truth, I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I was in my yard on Friday … Continue reading

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EVER NOTICE THAT WATER IS WET…?

Do you need anyone to tell you that water is wet? Or that ice is cold? Fire is hot? That shadows are dark, while sunshine is bright? Wind can be windy, and . . . well, you get the idea. … Continue reading

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SIN COSTS

At the Riggan Ranch we have ten baby lambs right now, all just a few weeks old. It’s always entertaining watching them scamper around the pasture – never getting far from their mothers, of course. Throughout the Old Testament, God’s … Continue reading

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PUPPIES, TOADS AND LEARNING THE HARD WAY

My son’s black lab, Blackberry, recently had 11 puppies. I remember when she was a puppy herself, and Josiah was teaching her to do things like fetch and sit. At that age, there was always something new to learn. One night, … Continue reading

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DEAD IS DEAD (AND YET…)

A couple of years ago we were visiting some friends who have a lake back behind their house. I haven’t fished since I was a kid, but my boy Josiah was excited about trying to catch something. He actually caught … Continue reading

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DID JESUS DIE FOR A BUILDING?

A friend of mine visited Bulgaria last summer, and while he was there he went to see one of the largest church buildings in the world. He said the cathedral was stunningly beautiful and ornate. The architecture alone was amazing, … Continue reading

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TAKE COURAGE

In addition to my songwriting/recording career, I’m a worship pastor, and each week I pray through dozens of requests that come in to the church. Sometimes I’m just floored by what a truly broken world we live in. I read … Continue reading

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