Greetings and Warmth,

I say warmth because this past week some of you encountered some extreme cold temperatures. I remember living in Chicago when the temperatures were at -50 below 0 wind chill for an entire week. I hope you’re staying warm

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I will be performing at a Valentines dinner on Friday Feb 15th at First Baptist church in Albany, MO. I will be followed by a standup comic so if you’re looking for a place to go for Valentines, come on out on Feb 15th. Check out for more info. The following night I will be joining some of my musician friends for an open mic jam at Grace Community Church - in Smithville, MO. Its open to the public and it will be a coffee house atmosphere.

I have 2 new songs written and now I’m trying to decide which one I want to record. I only want to record one right now so I am trying to decide. I like both of them very much.

Just Wait before you decide to give Up…

I was inspired by a talk T.D. Jakes gave on the book of Luke 5:1. The first part of Luke 5:1 we see Jesus gets out on a boat in the middle of the water to teach the crowds that are on sitting on the shore. It’s interesting that the bible here does not record what Jesus said. I don’t know about you, but Jesus’s words are powerful and alive so I would want to know what he said. Other parts of the bible the words of Jesus are recorded but not here. Now in verse 4 it gets very interesting because it’s more what Jesus does rather than what he said. In verse 4 it says,

Simon (Peter) worked hard all night trying to catch fish but gave up because there was no fish. He and his friends were then washing their nets because there was no catch. Now Jesus comes along and tells Simon (Peter)


            “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”


There’s a few things to notice here, the first is Simon gave up on the fish after working all night and came up empty. Then Jesus tells Simon to go out into deep water and not the shallow water.  Also notice that Jesus told Simon to put down their nets (plural - many) and not net (singular - one).


Because Simon believed Jesus, Simon went out into the deep and threw out the nets. This is what happened as recorded in verse 6:


…When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink…


Pretty Amazing!! Simon (Peter) gave up but when he went out into the deep with all his nets, He had a blessing so great he needed help to handle it. An overabundance of blessing came his way.


What are you giving up on or ready to give up on? What is your struggle? No matter what it is, try going out deeper with God and go out with all your nets and let me know what you catch. I too have struggles in where I feel defeated. We need to keep going deeper because that’s where the treasure is. The great news is the treasure is there waiting for you to get it. No one else will take it. It’s sitting there waiting just for you.



Vision: To touch the essence of the inner heart

Mission: To open doors that lead to healing of hardships and
struggles in life

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