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.


July 5, Fear No Evil

David faced the temptation to fear, but he avoided it by determining not to be afraid no matter how foreboding the situation was. Instead, he chose to focus on the fact that the Lord was with him to comfort him in his troubles. Fear is the great enemy of your faith, and even if the Lord speaks to you...

July 4, Your Stuff

In today’s verse, David made a clear statement of commitment and devotion to the Lord. Perhaps it’s a good thing that David did not live in our materialistic age, where the emphasis is to own cars and more cars, clothes and trendier clothes, games and more complex games, homes and bigger homes.

July 3, Dealing with Godless Fools

A correct understanding of God is required for any and all righteousness. Without that, God identifies the godless as fools and their ability to do good is minimized. Therefore, the best way to turn around evil and wickedness is to convert the evil doer into a God-fearer.

July 2, Your Purpose

God determined that mankind would rule over the works of His hands and therefore gave man a mandate to do so: “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and...

July 1, Vivid Prayers

David was in trouble and he was not praying “now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep” prayers. He was praying fervently and aggressively because he knew the danger he was in and realized God was the only One who could help and save him. Do you realize that you are in the same kind of danger David was in?

June 30, Rejoice in His Love

The Lord just doesn’t tolerate you, He delights in you! He watches over you and bestows honor on you as you humble yourself to submit to His will and rejoice in His ways. If this truth doesn’t exhilarate you and fill you with joy, then you may not fully comprehend either what God’s love means or...

June 29, Prayers for Kids

David was a fabulous writer, so talented that we still recite his poetry and put his lyrics to music 3,000 after his death! In today’s verse, he penned two similes for offspring that I incorporated into my prayers for my own children — that my son would be a well-nurtured plant and my daughter like a...