MY CONFESSION

There is a confession that I must make… and my guess is that I’m not alone. So here it goes.   I constantly think about how I can grow as a leader, pastor, and overall professional. Some might say to the point of obsession. The books I read and podcasts I listen to mainly focus […]

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THIRTY MINUTES IS ALL YOU NEED

“Today is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24   Today is an exciting day; it’s the start of a brand new year! Everybody is brimming with anticipation about what this new year might bring. Twenty-sixteen has come and gone, and whether or not it […]

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WHAT IS PURE RELIGION?

I will never forget the day a few words became more than just something you hear in church but a call to action in my life. Those life-changing words are:   “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27, New International Version).   […]

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HOW DO WE TRUST GOD’S CALLING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY?

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas music or a Hallmark movie playing softly in the background. We cherish the presents under the tree and give thanks for a tiny baby sent from heaven, the Messiah, who would defeat sin and death and give us freedom and life […]

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WHERE IS GOD WHEN I AM LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?

This past season of my life has been a time where I have passionately sought after God and His will for my life. I have searched for answers to questions that I thought were important to me and thus would be important to God. I have had moments of questioning God, moments of trusting God, […]

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WHY WE NEED TO BE MORE LIKE STARBUCKS

The local church can learn from Starbucks. That might come as a shock to you because these two “organizations” have foundationally different missions. However, the church can benefit from how Starbucks goes about making a cup of coffee.   The simple way to break this down is to talk about what we experience when we […]

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