Today’s Encouragement: Not a Slave but a Son

“You are no longer a slave, but instead my son.” (Galatians 4:7)

Religion and society tell you, “You’re a powerless slave.”  Jesus says instead, “You’re my power-filled child.”

Sunday Music: “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong

I’ve found such incredible peace in the midst of some perplexing times in listening to this song.  I hope you take the time to enjoy it.

Oh, and for today maybe skip the NBA and enjoy the ones you love.  There’ll be another game tomorrow in their interminable season.


Spirit Hacker 2.0 Launches

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been seven weeks since I posted.

I’ve had quite a journey.

We traveled some including a week in Cabo and a week with our daughter in Monterey.

We had a lovely time off over the holidays with our family.

And it’s been a journey spiritually as well.

After two years of writing this blog I felt spent.  I needed a fresh vision.  So I spent a lot of time thinking, praying and writing.  I questioned everything about the blog including how I was writing it and why.

From that process I can honestly say I have a renewed vision of what I would like to see accomplished.  And a fresh vision of how to do that.

You’ll see some changes in version 2.0.  The posts are half the length and I plan to publish posts 4-5 times a week instead of 2.

I think this will encourage people to read them everyday because you can read them in less than a minute.  Yet, it will show up most week days to give you some encouragement for that day.

I have a few other changes in mind as well but those are developing as we speak.

So welcome to Spirit Hacker 2.0.  I hope you enjoy it and it blesses you.

Please let me know what you think.

Blessings on the journey.

A Short Hiatus

I’ve been writing this blog for over two years.  It’s time for a short break to evaluate it.

We’ve been gone and are leaving on another trip shortly.  So it feels like a good time to step away from the daily pressure of producing posts to listen to God and explore my heart about the blog.

If you have input on what you enjoy and on what could be stronger please email me.  As always I love to have you join me in this adventure.

Be back soon.

Until then be blessed.


Happy Day to Give Thanks

I have so much I am thankful for.

A great wife.

A fantastic family.

Loving friends.

Good health.

A prosperous career.

The blessing of doing things which bring fulfillment.

Abiding peace and joy even in the midst of stress.

And a relationship with the one who blesses me with it all.

So if you are in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving!

If you don’t live in the U.S. I hope you have a joyful day.

Either way I hope in the midst of your busyness you will take a moment to reflect on all you have to be thankful for.

It will make all the difference.


What are you most thankful for?  Please share it so we can rejoice with you.


New Series Starts –“God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts”

A new series starts tomorrow.  It’s called “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” It’s about stories of the awesome blessings and promises God gives us each day.

I think you will find it encouraging and uplifting.  Please let me know what you think.

And if you’d like to share a story please check out “Write for Us.”

Taking a Short Break

I’m taking a short break to do some revising of the blog.

I will be back shortly with a new series I think you will enjoy.

Until then be blessed!

Quote: On Opportunities by Richard Branson

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it.  Say yes and learn how to do it later.”

Have you ever found this to be true?

Do you have a favorite quote?

Sunday Music: “Closer” by Shawn McDonald

A beautiful song that expresses the desire of my heart.

Hope you enjoy it.

And have a wonderful Sunday!



Do you have a favorite music video?


“The Father’s Song” by Matt Redman

A touching song and moving video.  Hope you are blessed by it as I was.



We truly have a father who loves us with unimaginable love.


If you have a favorite music video please share it.