Kingdom Thinking Recap for Week 1

Wow, it’s so exciting that 2013 is here! I am truly excited about this year. I have been hearing in my spirit, that 2013 would be the year of great Kingdom Revelation. But it will not come to those that are not seeking Him. He has to be your priority!

I was ready to start the Kingdom Thinking thoughts back into full speed ahead mode and so here is the first recap for this blessed new year!

Monday: (Blank on purpose).

Tuesday: Kingdom Thinking: Allow no regrets from 2012 into 2013.

Wednesday: Kingdom Thinking: Make it a point to find the good in every day, no matter what! It’s simply your decision to make.

Thursday: Kingdom Thinking: Excuses for why you’re not in your YES are nothing more than anchors of weakness.

Friday: Kingdom Thinking: Procrastination if allowed becomes the silent killer of our peace.

Well the first week has come and gone and week two is already here. So eyes ahead and gear up to take this new week gladiator style. Rule and dominate every second to it’s fullest and end each day with not a single regret!



sim·pli·fy (ˈsimpləˌfī) Verb – Make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand.

I have been focusing in my last two blogs on casting the cares and not being carriers of them. We are still going to be on that same path even with the title I chose this week.

1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”

The word “care” – Merimna (Strongs #3308) from meiro “to divide” & noos, “the mind”. The word denotes distractions, anxieties, burdens, & worries. Merimna means to be anxious about daily life.

So now that we have done that little word study, let’s move forward with this thought to simplify even deeper. When I talk about simplifying, we could actually take that in so many different ways. It could be in how we are looking at things or how we complete a started task or project. To others it might mean lightening the loads of life. Honestly, the true meaning of simplifying one’s life, is found in them and them alone. We can seek the help of others and we can read all the self help books that are written, but until we first find ourselves, nothing else can eternally be done.

I love Matthew 6:33 (AMP) “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”

The focus is to seek the Kingdom and via that journey, we find His ways. When we find His ways, we too then can find our way and by Grace we can complete His calling for our lives. Life was never meant to be complicated, but by decisions made, it becomes that way. By decisions, we can now simplify that which was made complicated. HOW? By casting the cares, anxieties, burdens, and worries that so easily complicate daily life, if we allow it to.

Please leave your thoughts below.

The art of learning to cast…

The art of learning to cast


I had a gentleman last week propose a suggestion on my blog post that prompted this week’s post. The suggestion in a nutshell was to tell people “how to cast” and not just telling them “to cast”. Have you ever been to a service or meeting and heard a teaching that just seemed so right but never quite made it home? Well I have!!!! In areas of grace, finances, health, or even relationships, I find teachings that have a great start but they never make the full circle of bringing it home to really be applicable in one’s life. I never want to do that here with the Kingdom Thinking Blog.

So how do you learn to cast? I’m sure any true fisherman would tell you that you can’t just grab a pole and start throwing. There is a seeking of the perfect rod and reel and then the perfect line and finally to the lure and then patiently taking the time to learn and grow. Well honestly, there are some great Kingdom principles in that. God has fully supplied all the tools you need to live a Kingdom life to the fullest; not in just one area of your life, but in every area. BUT, you have to take those tools and patiently study them and allow them to become a part of your life so that you can use them as designed. As a fisherman, you are daily perfecting your casting skills through seeking Him in the Word and trusting Him in your actions.

So how do you cast the cares that so easily weigh you down? First, you must take your eyes off of the cares and get your eyes on Him. When I say “get your eyes on Him”, it is not a reference of looking at a physical man but instead to do as He said in the Word. Matthew 6:33 AMP “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” You cannot be the carrier of a problem and a seeker of the Kingdom at the same time. As you seek the Kingdom, you are actually seeking God and as you seek Him you find a peace that truly does surpass all understanding if you allow what you read to seed in you.

Getting back to the fisherman; as long as they are simply carrying the tools of a fisherman and not using them, they will never find themselves in that place to get the perfect catch. It is the same for you; until you let go of the baggage you are carrying, you will never really find yourself in a place of growth and increase. God has so much for you and to live a life not partaking of them is like paying for your dream car or home, but never being able to enjoy them. Here are couple of great casting scriptures to fill your tackle box with:

1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

Psalms 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).

And as you cast, you are perfected by the completed works of Christ at the Cross. Psalms 138:8 (AMP) The Lord will perfect that which concerns you; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever–forsake not the works of Your own hands.

I will close with this; a very close friend of mine just texted me with a thought as I was writing this post. This text was perfectly timed because it talked about Galatians 6:2 (AMP) “Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].” Now you must ALL know that when you read the words “the law of Christ” that you are reading about the love of Christ. He is not telling you to carry one another’s baggage, but instead to be carriers of a love for others; a love so great that you can’t stand to see them not whole and complete.

So it’s time to cast from you all the heaviness of life and reel in the fullness of His peace that passes all of your natural understanding. There is no bigger catch!



Have you ever set back and thought about the “you” that you are? I have, along with questions like, “How did I get here?” and better yet, “How do I get out of the here I’m in now?”

The “who we are” is defined by “Who we know”. Notice I said who and not what! So much of the time, society bases the who by a what, but that is a recipe for failure and defeat if I have ever heard of one.

I had lived a life up until November 1991, filled with failure and much because of what I knew. I could have written the book on ‘stupid’ back then and enjoyed reading it over and over. But because of a young lady and an introduction to my Lord and Savior, my life became redefined by a who and no longer a what.

Now that does not mean life changed completely, because the young lady later became my wife and she would tell you that I spent many more years of finding me in Him and Him in me. Over the last few years, I have been on a personal journey defining for myself the Kingdom of God according to His Word and not via the opinion of man. This is where the Kingdom Thinking blog was birthed; however, I feel that it is the journal of my journey in Kingdom revelation, and I am just sharing it with those that will listen.

Today, who am I? Well, I’m glad you asked. I am one half of the CEO leadership team of Living Water Teaching Ministries International . I have traveled coast to coast as well as Internationally, ministering and teaching. I share this position with my best friend; my wife, Debbie. We have walked out the good with the bad and we have dealt with family loss in a way that no one else should have to. I have discovered that most CEO’s have no idea what their titles stand for, but we do. It stands for “serving above all” and this is not found hiding behind a desk; but instead, leading the charge to change so that others can find the real YOU they are destined for!

So who am I is not as important as Whose I am! I am a Kingdom Kid of the most high God. Beyond that, I’m a best friend to the most beautiful lady in the world. I am husband to the most awesome kids ever birthed. I am the CEO of a ministry that has seen over 700,000 come to Christ and graduated over 33,000 Bible School students Internationally. I am a minister to the lost and a teacher to the found. I am a Kingdom coach, helping others find their way out of a dark place into a place called there. I am a man God can and is using to bring Kingdom clarity to all that will listen. I am a entrepreneur, a lover of the outdoors and a lover of life itself. I am all of these and much more because of the Whose I am forever more.

So who are you? I would love to hear your thoughts below. And if you need a guide on your journey, drop me a line to and let’s take a Kingdom trip together to find the answers to the real who that you were created to be.

Kingdom Marriage


This blog post and my Kingdom Thinking thoughts for the week will be based on Kingdom Marriage.

Now I am not writing this as a way of saying I know it all. I would say “ask my wife” but never mind that! But I could easily write a book on “How to insert foot in mouth” and also “101 Things You Do Not Say To The One You Love”. But I will say this, my wife, Debbie, is my best friend, my love and fantasy girl. She is my workout partner and the one I walk to work with each day; she is the one I share my deepest hurts with, craziest dreams and everything else you can imagine. She has seen me at my best and too many times at my worst and still gives me the honor of calling her, “my wife”. Thanks Angel!!!

Marriage by design is to be between one man & one woman. This blog post is not to despute something so clearly outlined in the Bible. But what I do hope comes from this week, is a great awakening in the best of marriages, because without success in relationships, nothing else can truly be in order.

In Ephesians 5, it reads the specific design that God laid out for men & women to follow for a Kingdom marriage. Let’s read it together starting in verse 20: “At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Wives, be subject (be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as [a service] to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. Even so husbands should love their wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, Because we are members (parts) of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is very great, but I speak concerning [the relation of] Christ and the church. However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly]. (Ephesians 5:20-33 AMP)”

I wonder how many read this seeing the two way street of marriage and how many see the one way street of what he or she is to do for me.

I have always felt if we would focus on our spouse and their needs, then the needs of all would be met, even those of the children. We all have needs, but it’s not up to us to meet our needs, but instead those of our spouse. Truly we must be willing to go past our feelings, needs, or current circumstances to ensure our spouse always feels they are wanted, needed, desired and unconditionally loved forevermore.

I hear guys say all the time, “I am looking for that Proverbs 31 woman” but I feel we should see Proverbs 31 as a personal guide that we should all, male and female desire to fulfill.

And I will end on this note. Never let your age or length of time together ever let the flame of desire be blown out. Fuel that flame until your very last breath. Our Kingdom Marriages are setting the stage for others as to what a real marriage should honestly be!

Debbie and I would love to hear from you with your comments, questions, etc. So please feel free to leave them below.

Kingdom Thinking Thoughts – Week October 15th

I pray this last week was all you hoped it would be. But if not, do not be dismayed, because “fresh starts” are a daily part of life.

Here is a recap of last week’s Kingdom Thinking Thoughts. I pray each one comes alive in you as you read them.

Monday – Kingdom Thinking: Non posting day.

Tuesday – Kingdom Thinking: When you look at the cross, what do you
see? Our view speaks volumes!!!

Wednesday – Kingdom Thinking: Win, lose or draw are not kingdom kid
options, because victory is already sure! 1 Cor 15:57.

Thursday – Kingdom Thinking: Stop trying to fix & make up for yesterday. Time to move on!

Friday – Kingdom Thinking: The Bible is not a book of you cannot, but
instead a book of you are, you have & you can.

Debbie and I would love to hear from you with your questions, comments, prayer requests and/or testimonies. We pray you have a truly blessed day and week in all that you put your hands to do!

Pursuing Your Passion





I recently read a quote online from the iconic Steve Jobs. It went something like this, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you have not found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle”. It is true, we need to find our passion and pursue it.

I read one definition of passion that describes it as: “A strong and barely controllable emotion”. So what is your passion? Mine is to touch lives in all that I do.

Whether you love or hate Apple and the late Steve Jobs, he was a man with passion. People like Bill Gates, Katy Perry, Henry Ford, Walt Disney; the list goes on and on with names of people who have followed their passions. History is full of men and women that had passion to change the present time they lived in which impacted the future that was ahead of them. But only one had enough passion to impact the past, present and future all in one life. His name was Jesus, and He is my all in all in everything!

Passion is what pushes us beyond to think about others almost to the point of risking our own lives. Passion is what pushes a fireman, law enforcement officer or a soldier to put their lives on the line and risk all to save a life that they do not know. Passion moves mountains and changes the here and now and affects the outcome of tomorrow.

I urge you to daily pursue your passions with all your heart.


Kingdom Thinking Thoughts Recap for the Week of September 9th

Greetings to all my friends and family,

Well another week has come and gone! For some, the week might have
been great and for others, you might be thanking God that it’s over.
Whichever one you are doing, it’s now a part of your life’s history. I
read a statement that said, “Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a
mystery, but today is a present, so make it count”. This is so true,
today is what you make it!

Here is a recap of last week’s Kingdom Thinking Thoughts. I pray each
one comes alive in you as you read them.

Monday – Kingdom Thinking: Make your mindset “I am Royalty by Kingdom
design, not words of man”!

Tuesday – Kingdom Thinking: Clarity of you is key to success in Him.

Wednesday – Kingdom Thinking: If your plan is about you and your
increase, then discard & start over! It’s not about you…. John
3:16 is our example.

Thursday – Kingdom Thinking: The reality of wholeness and completeness
in the Kingdom, must become functional reality and not just theory. Col.

Friday – Kingdom Thinking: Victim or conqueror – your choice. Take
this day “gladiator style”.

True victory comes by first making Jesus Lord of your life and then
understanding and walking in Kingdom Reality.

Debbie and I would love to hear from you with your questions,
comments, prayer requests and or testimonies.

We pray you have a truly blessed day and week in all that you put your
hands to do!