I Am So Busy

What a day! Meetings, events, last minute things that I forgot to do last week, and the list goes on. Sound familiar? I think these kinds of days are more normal than we would like to admit. Some may be thinking I am too busy to stop and read a blog! I get that. So...

What Does Your Church Look Like

Take a moment and think about what your church looks like.  This question could evoke many different images in our minds. Perhaps you see the exterior of your church, be it white clapboard churches in a country setting or more modern structures with steel and glass....

After

What a moment! Resurrection! Can you imagine what the next month and a half was like for the Disciples as they spent time with the impossible? It was all true. It was really happening. Sometimes we forget the awe of what happened after the resurrection of Jesus. Going...

Thoughts on Holy Week

Last year I had the opportunity to walk the road on which Jesus carried the cross. It is known as the Via Dolorosa which is translated as the “painful way” or “the way of suffering”. I was amazed at how it beamed with normal life. Street vendors and people going from...

I Am So Hungry!

Have you ever been hungry but did not know what you were hungry for? You name every restaurant and go through everything in your pantry and nothing sounds good. You finally settle on something just to get the nagging hunger pang to go away and walk away partially...

Haunted

“There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.” These...

It Always Works

There are some universals in the world we live in that rarely fail. Show love instead of anger always works out. Forgive rather than harbor never misses. Make that phone call and say I love you is an oldie but goodie. I could go into some other favorites like duct...

Used To Coulds

If you are not from the South, the title of this blog needs to be translated.  “I used to could “means that there are things that I was once capable of doing that I no longer have the capacity to do.    See how much simpler things in the South can...

Pure Evil

We all have our problems and there are things that we are praying for and about every day.  I would never diminish the importance of anyone’s prayers, but I am going to ask that you add something to your prayer list.  The nation of Venezuela is going through...

Fruit Wrap Up

This past Sunday we wrapped up a most powerful sermon series.  It was a series that dug deep into what Galatians calls the fruit of the Holy Spirit.  It went something like this: Love ridiculously, rest in the joy that solidifies our foundation, offer the peace that...