Be Prepared

Be Prepared

    I learned this slogan from my time in the Boy Scouts of America. It always made sense to me and has served me well over the years. My understanding of it has deepened from living through Georgia winters. Here in Georgia we can never put any type of...

It Has to Be Jesus

The old joke goes something like this: The pastor sits in front of a group of kids at the children’s sermon portion of church and asks what has big teeth, a long fuzzy tail, climbs trees and eats nuts. The kids were all unusually silent until one boy finally raised...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The short answer to this question is probably not. With all the technology, teaching on communication, and awareness that we have in this modern day we still do a very poor job of hearing each other. Oh, we hear the sounds, the words and such, but we don’t always hear...

The Happiest Time of Year

Christmas season is strongly upon us. We are most of the way through Advent in the church, last minute shoppers are preparing to step it up this week, and all the Christmas tree lots have come down. We are in the eye of the season. As I look around and listen to the...

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....