Chad Billman

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:03

Broken Into Better Shape

D3C67D2D-F2F3-4EB8-9B14-7E8DF12527B8-38395-00002268240D4FD4"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." – Psalm 73:26 

Throughout my life, I have reached points where this scripture truly humbled me before God. I tried to plan ahead, get advice, make good decisions, but then find myself wondering what went wrong. David Laing tells his story in his article, "Broken Into Better Shape," about how God spoke to him through Psalm 73.

Monday, 23 January 2017 21:18

Hiking the Trail

IMG 3605Hiking! There is something about that word that I love. It is full of enthusiasm and adventure. I love the word because of the incredible memories I have had being in God's creation. There are so many metaphors that come to mind as I walk purposely down a trail, following a map or the signs placed along the way. The metaphor that resonates with me the most is the parable of the narrow and wide gates.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00

"Journey Into Manhood" at Reach2016

reach2016 mens sessionOn Saturday morning at Reach2016, all the men of the conference came together to be inspired by eight men who have walked the walk and talked the talk. Each shared about their life and the highs and lows that God has brought them through. The scripture that unified all their messages was Ephesians 6:7, "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people."

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 13:00

Honor Your Father and Mother


With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to remind myself that it is not just one day out of the year that I am commanded by God to honor my mom and dad, but every day, all day. When I was 11, my mom had me memorize Ephesians 6:1-3: "Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother' -- which is the first commandment with a promise -- 'so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'"

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:33

Warrior: A Call To Every Man Everywhere

Warrior imageWarrior is the latest book from Sam Laing, the author who brought us Mighty Man of God. I have memories reading Mighty Man of God, and feeling inspired after reading 2 Samuel 23:10 about Eleazor standing his ground and striking down Philistines until his hand froze to the sword. 

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:16

33 The Series Blog

33-the-seriesDisclaimer: The 33 Series is a great series on manhood but is not written or commisioned by the International Churches of Christ or Disciples Today. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:21

Manuary: Isaac

IMG 8313Manuary - The month of January which comes after "NoShaveNovember" and "Decembeard."

Monday, 05 October 2015 22:42

Pure and Simple Conference Returning to Chicago

2015-pureandsimple-lg"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." -- Proverbs 4:23

Pure and Simple VII is returning to Chicago from November 6-8, 2015. Come join a group of brothers and sisters from around the world who have sought God with all of our hearts to be victorious over sexual sin and the devastating effects that it has had on our lives and our loved ones. We have become a family who loves to meet together and hold out hope.

Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:03

"Passport To The Land Of Enough" Review

acfe2a29-7cbf-44a6-ac13-5ec2924d9539I have several friends I know who are serving on missions trips in Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe. They are taking the gospel to all nations. Every year at conferences, I talk to campus disciples who are willing to go but do not have the resources to do so. I asked myself the question, "What would it take to help those who want to go, go?"

Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:26

Your Next Family Trip

tent in forestAs the daddy-daughter dances wrap up for the year, warmer temperatures give families opportunities to spend time outdoors. Family camping trips with fishing boating and hiking are all family favorites. There is a lot of planning that goes into family vacations to make sure it will be fun and memorable. I wonder if Jesus was thinking the same thing when he revealed himself to his disciples. They already called him "Master," but they did not see who he really was.

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