A few months ago, I was connected with someone who was sending out daily devotionals via text. His zeal for Christ was evident from the first post. He ministers in the town where I live, but we have yet to meet face to face. His name is Jordan Rogers, and his devotions are now daily … Continue reading Great new blog
My grandmother was an artist. She spent decades with blank sheets of paper or blank canvases to soon became full of whatever was in her mind and heart. It could have turned into a mountainous scene from her childhood, a portrait of one of her children, or a bird she saw in her back yard. … Continue reading A Blank Sheet of Paper
I was having a Facebook dialogue with a coworker about a lady. This coworker referred to her as a "God-fearing woman". In the three years I knew her, I would say that is an accurate assessment. It was not that she had a "holier than thou" attitude or that she bragged about the things she … Continue reading Are You God-Fearing?
In answering the question "What is a deacon?", part of me wants to say "That mean old man that moderates business meetings, take up the offering on occasion, and causes chaos whenever there is progress." In defense of many godly ones, this is not always the case. The biggest problem is that many churches have … Continue reading What Is A Deacon?
I want to say from the onset of this post that I would like to hear from you about what a church should value. Now to the post😀. People have varying opinions about Rick Warren. I'm not here to discuss if you like him, but I do believe that the principles he shared helped churches … Continue reading What Should a Church Value?
Let's face it! If you have attended church on special occasions, sporadically, or faithfully, you have encountered unusual worship services. Maybe the pastor's dentures fell out, a lady came back in from the restroom with her dress tucked in her hose, or someone requested prayer for a character from their favorite soap opera (all of … Continue reading An Unusual Worship Service
Tonight, I watched the documentary about Fred Rogers. Many of you may be reading this and thinking that he was inspirational, corny, weird, creative, or some other adjective. After I had the chance to hear those who were closest to him testify to the man they knew, my appreciation for this man went to a … Continue reading Who Can Make a Difference?
A very tragic death occurred in our area on Wednesday. I knew the young man and worked closely with many members of the family in the church. I observed something as word got out - Death, in this case, was a unifying factor. Allow me to explain. Many who attended this church have left in … Continue reading Death – A Uniting Factor?
What is a failure? Let's look for a dictionary definition. It is defined as "lack of success. "an economic policy that is doomed to failure" an unsuccessful person, enterprise, or thing. plural noun: failures "bad weather had resulted in crop failures" the omission of expected or required action. a lack or deficiency of a desirable quality. … Continue reading What Defines a Failure?
I had the "privilege" of watching the pastor who followed me at my first pastorate preach his last sermon. I did not know until 2 days ago that he moved on to another ministry. As he continually referred to "past history" at the end of his message, I saw the signs and knew that the … Continue reading Resignations