The Power of Home

I recently spent a week in North Carolina doing hurricane relief. During our time our team was able to speak to many of the people who had been affected by the devastating floods. The most surprising revelation to me was how often these particular areas go through...

God Is Moving

Thousands of years ago…or millions of years ago…a long time ago when man first broke God’s perfect design by sinning, God immediately implemented a plan to restore mankind. He moved toward us the second we were broken. The thing that many people forget is that God has...

52

We get 52 Sundays a year.  That means that for most people we have 52 times a year to hear a sermon preached, worship with others and be part of something bigger than ourselves.  We have 52 moments to be part of a mission.  52 times to offer our smile, our...

Election Weak

No, the title does not contain a misspelling. The word “weak” is intentional. Across our country this week people are voting for leaders in all states. Before I go too far let me say that this is not a political blog nor am I discouraging people from voting. I want...

Who Do I Give To?

We are coming into the season where our hearts and institutions are beginning a greater push on giving to worthy causes. It ranges from mission asks, to bell ringers, to schools helping families in need. I am so glad that our hearts are still for all these things....

Alone

When I was a boy I was part of an event that taught leadership. One part of this adventure was being dropped off in the woods in the dark with only a sleeping bag. We were instructed to not talk and only call out if we truly needed help. I can still remember how alone...

Convenience?

I don’t know if the right word is convenience or inconvenience. We live in a time where we really don’t have to deal with anything we don’t want to deal with. If you call me I can send you to voicemail. If you text me I can ignore it, delete it, or even block it. I...

Angry at God

There is a common misperception about anger. Many people think that getting angry is a sin. The Bible is very clear that it is not a sin, but it can lead us to sin if we let it take control. Everyone gets angry at some point. There are a great many things in this...

One Liners

Let me give you some famous movie one liners and see if you can identify the movie. “I see dead people” “If you build it they will come” “Momma said stupid is as stupid does” “You had me at hello” Even if you cannot put the exact movie with the line I am betting a...