posted on May 22, 2017
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One of the aspects of the Bible that I have learned to love...  is its honesty in regard to human beings.   It a book about real people and a real God and the relationships between people and God.   It's full of ...  More >

posted on May 19, 2017
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Last Friday, we hosted two funerals. One was for a baby boy, the other was for a man who had been hit by a car. Both were tragic. Both Don and Madden were names on the top of my prayer list each morning for many days, praying for healing, for mir...  More >

posted on May 17, 2017
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Becoming more and more like Jesus is a spiritual journey, and as such, it requires supernatural power.  That power is found in a change of heart so all-encompassing that Jesus likens it to being born again.  A changed heart is God's...  More >

posted on May 8, 2017
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Technology is changing our world for the worst and for the better.  That is the nature of technology.   It can be used for good and for bad.   I've seen this list a few times but I think it's appropriate and helpful for th...  More >

posted on May 3, 2017
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I pastor a great church and I've learned that a great church is always busy applying what they sing about, read about in the Bible, pray about and preach about.   Unapplied faith is a dead faith.   First Methodist Church of Wac...  More >

posted on April 28, 2017
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T-ball games. Yard work. School events. Allergies.  Spring is in full swing.  I love this narrow season of beautiful weather when we can go outside and truly enjoy it. The mosquitos aren't too numerous yet and I can soak up some vitami...  More >

posted on April 24, 2017
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I remember when I was a new Christian and the concept of the mercy of God became very real to me.   I knew I was a sinner saved by God's grace and I was grateful for what God did for me on the cross.   I also knew that the Bibl...  More >

posted on April 21, 2017
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I'm all out of words.  Five Easter worship services, a couple of very serious pastoral care situations this week, a New Vision ministry event today (our program for older adults), and writing a sermon for Saturday night worship has left me a...  More >

posted on April 19, 2017
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I've learned a lot about God and money from Steve in the past 27 years. The most enduring image for me is Steve's reminder that all resources come from the Lord and fully belong to the Lord. What we call "ours" is really just His, on temporary l...  More >

posted on April 18, 2017
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The Monday after Jesus' resurrection was the first time the disciples awoke with a fresh understanding of who Jesus was adn who they were in relationship with the Risen Lord.  Their relationship with Him has been catapulted to a new level.&nb...  More >

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