Do Not Be Intimidated!

Happy Sunday! “And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.” (Philippians 1:28 […]

The Richmond Marathon, a Cake Walk, and a Baptism Service!

Happy Saturday! I’m in Richmond this morning, where my wife Emily Balsamo is running the Richmond half marathon. Sadly, I wasn’t able to train for this event, so I’m just a fan today… but I’m going to be the best fan out here! Go speedy girl, GOOOOOOO… GOOOOOOO… GOOOOOOO! Tonight, we’re hosting a cake walk […]

Mentors: Finding and Honoring Your “Covering’s”

Happy Thursday! Wow, is it really 3:30pm already? Here is an excerpt from my coming book… Make Me A Legend Chapter 14-Mentors, Peers, and Apprentices Finding Your Mentors To every fatherless son and daughter, to every mentorless apprentice, to every coachless player, I say this with real tears in my eyes: It has always been […]

H-ray Vision: Looking Past the Skin and Into the Heart

Happy Wednesday! If you’re looking for the paradigm shift of your fall season, watch this video! Thank you Matt Smith from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for sending it to me. Emily and I watched it together this morning… it actually made my eyes water. Really, wow! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlRK1vqcuvg Philippians 2:3-4 “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress […]

Still, We Are Racing Across The Oceans…

Happy Tuesday! Last night, Emily and I hosted a group of young Christians at our home-second night in a row, until well past midnight! We studied the Bible for HOURS, shared some of the most beautiful stories ever told, and prayed standing on our feet in a circle for two hours! We laughed, cried, hugged, […]

If Your Are Open, More Understanding Will Be Given!

Happy Monday! I was reading in Matthew 13 this morning and saw something powerful! (Jesus speaking to His disciples…) “To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But to those who are not listening, even what they have will be taken away […]

My Shortest Blog…

Happy Sunday! Never before had there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since. (2 Kings 23:24 NLT) May God so use us today! Chuck

Interesting Weekend Journal 11.6.10

Happy Saturday! We went to the annual “Sparkles and Sweets Festival” in downtown Staunton last night… had a blast! Ate so much chocolate, I thought I was going to need my stomach pumped! Took a horse and buggy carriage ride with Josh and Brittany Wade, Shawn Wallace, Heaven Balsamo, Cole Moore, and Emily Balsamo. Then, […]