Available Blogs

John endeavors to make his writings available for those who cannot purchase his books through his multiple blogs and social media outlets. Here is quick overview of his blogs and their general focus.

The Monday Memo

John began writing and sending out the Monday Memo in March, 2001. He has told many audiences, "My purpose in writing the Monday Memo is simple. I want to be in your face every Monday morning, asking you, 'Do you know your purpose? What are you doing about it? What faith steps are you taking that are bringing you closer to your goals? Are you using your time wisely? Are you helping others discover their purpose?"

If you want John to bring you regular purpose and faith reminders, then sign up for The Monday Memo. A complete collection of all the Memos is included on this page.

Weekly Bible Studies

John began developing online Bible studies in 2001 and completed a verse-by-verse study of the entire New Testament in 2010. Since then, he has published those studies under the title Live the Word Commentaries, which are available in paper or Kindle formats. Now John has begun a Purpose Study that focuses on the Old Testament. You can access all John's commentaries, Old and New, here, where you can also sign up to receive notices when he publishes a new entry.

Personal Blog

John has written a personal blog since 2006 and has published material on a wide variety of topics like purpose, leadership, his travels, his relief and development work in Kenya, and his daily devotionals. From 2011 to 2015, John wrote a daily devotional, all of which are available on the blog as well as for purchase as books. If you would like to receive a notice when John has written a new entry, you can sign up here. John also posts a devotional Monday through Friday on all his social media outlets.

Daily Reflections from the Psalms

John's most popular devotional is the one that draws its material from the book of Psalms. This daily inspirational work is available in book and Kindle formats and is also available on this site every day.

 

May 23, Transformed Through Worship

The them in this verse (Psalm 115:8) are idols, and the warning is a sobering one. Those who make idols will become just like them. What is an idol like? It depends on what that idol is, but the scary aspect of this truth is the transforming affect of the idol that comes through worship to the worshipper.

May 22, Response to Thirst

The reference in today’s passage is to the story in Exodus 17:1-7 when the people grumbled against the Lord and complained to Moses because they were thirsty. They demanded that Moses give them water because they wanted their leader to provide for all their needs.

May 21, What a Difference a Day Can Make

Israel had been in Egypt for 430 years, and they had been in slavery most of that time. Then one day, after Pharaoh had refused to release them, he relented and the people of God began the trek know as the Exodus, through the Red Sea to the Promised Land. When they came out of Egypt, the Egyptians were so glad to see them go after the Plagues that they gave the Jews silver and...

May 20, The Lord Reigns

As the psalmists grappled with the state of affairs in Israel and cried out for help and understanding, they always came to the same conclusion. Even though circumstances were not to their liking and were sometimes beyond comprehension, the Lord still ruled and reigned, and ultimately His promises would be fulfilled for His people.

May 19, No Condemnation

The psalmist made a confession that he was more than a little anxious on occasion. That anxiety did not disqualify him from God’s presence, but made God’s presence all the more important to him. What’s more, God was not offended by that most human of emotions and granted him help in his time of trouble.

May 18 Rejoice and Celebrate

Blessed, rejoice, light, celebrate are words I want you to notice as you read these verses today. You are a blessed person if you know the Lord, for God gives light to your way so you can know His will and understand His ways. Realizing that should cause you to rejoice and celebrate His righteousness and presence all day long. Do you?

May 17, Righteous and Faithful

While the psalmists often lamented their current state of affairs, they always ended their pleas for help with affirmations in God’s goodness. They also began to look forward to a king who was yet to come who would take up the cause of the righteous and establish justice. Of course we now know...