Many of you will "go to church" within the next 24 hours. Here are some things to remember that might help you get the most of it: Jesus is the reason you are going. So what if no one compliments your new earrings or your man bun! Jesus is the reason you are going. So … Continue reading Things to Remember When “Going to Church”
I was not among those who awoke early to watch it live, but nevertheless I was among to who wished to watch it later. The royal family has not been without its challenges and pressures because of the spotlight and all the accompanying rules and regulations as to what is "proper". Those who marry into … Continue reading The Royal Wedding
In a day and age with churches full of programs for every age, one who attends a "small church" can be embarrassed because their church does not have the resources to have big facilities and all the frills of the larger church. I began in a small church about the size of the one I … Continue reading Don’t Be Embarrassed!
As we launch into a new season at Overcomers Church, God is leading me in a rather unconventional way. It is very biblical yet not cultural. As much as I have tried to fit in with the culture, I knew from the beginning that God has called us to stand out. We are the light … Continue reading What Will People Say?
As I was reading thru blog posts this evening, I could identify with thereforegodamaris.com and her latest post. She spoke about her passion for writing and how she desires for it to minister to people, glorify the Lord, and meet needs. This is why I blog. It began as a voice when I had none … Continue reading Writer’s Block
I recently had to step back and take a look at my life. Many opportunities arise, but some of those are distractions. Here are a few things I have learned about weighing out if distractions or God-sent or hell-sent. Not every GOOD thing is a GOD thing! Just because it is good doesn't make it … Continue reading Distractions
Due to sickness, I was unable to be at church today. Thankfully, someone is preaching for the month as we transition to life with another child. This transition has been a tough one. We got back home Tuesday, found out on Wednesday that the baby has high bilirubin (requiring him to sleep with a light … Continue reading Life’s Battles
As a pastor, I read tons of articles and materials about church. I read from those who say it should be done this way or that way. I read from guys who talk about how awesome their ministries are and how horrible they were before they became the pastor. I turn to the left and … Continue reading Building a Résumé or Investing Your Life?
Have you ever been labeled? Have you ever been called fat? Meth-head? Drunk? Loser? Stupid? Incapable of amounting to anything? What others call you does not determine your identity. I use the term "low lifes" here not to sink to their level but to call out that they are lowering themselves by calling you these … Continue reading Don’t Let Low-Lifes Determine Your Identity
After what seemed like forever, my wife gave birth to a precious baby boy yesterday at 4:00 pm. Everyone is doing well. We were so blessed to be surrounded by family, a great doula, and great hospital staff. The real adventure awaits us as this guy is added to the mix of life as we … Continue reading It’s a Boy!!!