After 9 months of looking for a church, we finally landed and joined. I struggled with joining a church of another denomination because I have had the same affiliation since 1998, but many churches and pastors within the denomination were done with me when I divorced and remarried. I will say that a few pastors … Continue reading We Finally Landed
Yesterday was emotionally taxing for me. As a husband and father, I struggle with the fact that I cannot financially provide like I once did. I was trained for ministry, but most churches won't touch a divorced minister (at least the churches with which I align doctrinally). I have had to adjust to not making … Continue reading At the End of the Day
I had to blog this because I am a fruit inspector and can tell you exactly who is saved and who is not. So here is my answer from all that I have received based upon my direct line to God...NOT!!!!!! I have seen so much dialog about this subject in the last 12-24 hours. … Continue reading Is Donald Trump a Christian?
I love how Facebook always you to see things you posted on this day since you've been on Facebook. There are times when I delete certain things. You can erase history on Facebook, but you can't in real life (I'll leave this principle for another post😀). One year ago today, I did something crazy. A … Continue reading On This Day
This post is long overdue. Most who read this blog may not be interested in this subject, but I think it's worth addressing for those of my friends who are in ministry or for anyone I don't know who is in ministry. I had to think back to figure out how many pastors I have … Continue reading Pastor-Staff Relations
If we were all honest, we would admit that we struggle with letting things go. We struggle most with forgiving ourselves for mistakes we've made whether it be poor financial choices, relationship blunders, saying the wrong thing to someone, etc. Some of us are quicker to forgive others than we are ourselves. If you are … Continue reading What’s Done Is Done
For the last few days, I have wanted to blog but have been unable to find the words. I will probably find myself confessing some things that will bring criticism while others will find that they can relate. For most of my life, I have struggled with something. Earlier in life, it was more difficult … Continue reading When I Can’t Find the Words
I can't tell you how many times I have heard that arrogant statement. "I'll have all the sex I want and not get pregnant. That only happens to irresponsible people who don't take precautions." "I'll never get an STD!" "I can hold my liquor, so I would NEVER get in an accident and kill somebody." … Continue reading That Won’t Happen to Me!
Sounds arrogant, doesn't it? I know somebody's thinking, "When Matthew's wrong, he needs to apologize!" Hang with me for a moment! God has been doing some amazing things in my heart when it comes to churches and how closely they align with the Bible. Some people think I've been too picky, crazy, or however they … Continue reading I Don’t Have to Apologize
I was speaking with a pastor friend of mine today about life and ministry. We get together on occasions and have these talks. These talks tend to expose things, but I never leave discouraged. I leave encouraged because this man is a likeminded brother in Christ. Our topic of conversation led to what I am … Continue reading Scared Preachers