HOW MONEY ALMOST RUINED MY LIFE

When I was in my mid twenties, my life was defined by financial mistakes. So much so that it wreaked havoc on my personal life, my work, and especially my marriage. I was so busy gratifying the desires of my financial flesh that I never realized that instead of controlling my money, my money was […]

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THE WAR BETWEEN STAY-AT-HOME MOMS AND WORKING DADS

Let me go ahead and acknowledge this post is making some broad generalities. Mainly, that women stay home with children and men go to work. Obviously, this is not true, and I’m not even trying to advocate there is only one ideal. I know some incredible men that stay home to care for their children, and I know some incredible women who work their “9 to 5” job. However, my […]

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MY MARRIAGE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THIS

I recently battled with one of the deadliest marriage killers out there.   This killer takes down more marriages than adultery and financial stress combined. I’m not talking about busyness; although it’s on the list, but not the most lethal. Sexual dysfunction or porn addiction definitely increase their percentages yearly but are still not numero uno. This killer is stealthier […]

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DOES BRENTWOOD CHURCH TRULY VALUE DEVELOPMENT?

At Brentwood, we develop others to impact generations because we believe wisdom, skill, and opportunity must be given away. Twice a year we hire interns to come along side us in order give them hands on experience and to develop them with the skills and knowledge necessary for ministry. We asked one of our summer […]

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CAN A CHRISTIAN HATE?

The recent events in Charlottesville have put the idea of hate on full display. Putting politics and history aside, which I know for some of you is difficult to do, I think we can all agree that these events have stirred up a national conversation about the word “hate”. The question that I want to […]

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OUR RESPONSIBILITY WHEN FACED WITH RACISM AND HATE

On August 13, I made a statement about what took place in Charlottesville. Since then, a lot has continued to happen, causing more tension in the air, so the leaders of Brentwood Church and I felt that it was important that we make a statement that was prayerful as well as something we believe is […]

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THE SECRET OF SUCCESS: HOW TO NEVER FAIL

What if I told you that you can be successful all of the time? Would you believe me? No? I don’t blame you. If you had told me that I could be successful 100% of the time a few months ago I wouldn’t have believed you. I would have laughed at you and kept laughing […]

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