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.

 

June 17, In Jesus

The Psalms are about Jesus, even though David and others wrote them out of the reality of their own experience and need. In Jesus, we have a God who understands the human dilemma and the frailty of mankind. In Jesus, we have a man who became like you and me in all things except sin, and...

June 16, Bible Hope

The psalmist was in a tough place, (Psalm 77:11) as they often were, and he determined to take solace and encouragement from the miracles God performed for Israel in ages past. In other words, the psalmist went to the Scriptures to find help in time of trouble.

June 15, Mourning

The psalmist made an honest confession of an emotional breakdown over some issue that caused him to mourn and grieve. Some people do not allow themselves to mourn or fail to understand the importance of role of mourning. They also may not realize mourning isn’t just...

June 14, Your Burden-Bearer

David broke into praise when he realized that God is both a long-term Savior as well as a short-term Helper who bore his burdens, not just every once in a while, but daily! What does it mean that God bears burdens? It means that He carries something so you don’t have to.

June 13, Scheming or Planning?

God put the ability in people to plan, but of course the Fall caused mankind to plan and scheme how to take care of themselves. This planning branched out into people’s desire to reach God on their own terms instead of God’s. This is exemplified by the story known as the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.

June 12, Private Devotions

David understood the importance of establishing a rhythm for his day, and that rhythm began with a time of worship or devotions. Many have insisted that this is the only pattern to follow, but I do not agree. It’s important that you establish a daily pattern or...

June 11, The Will and the Help

This seems like a prayer that anyone could or should pray, but on closer examination, it is a dangerous prayer that could lead to a tumultuous answer. The psalmist was praying that God would do whatever He had to do to change the psalmist on the inside, in his heart. What’s more...