The Phone Call You Never Want To Have

The Phone Call You Never Want To Have

Our Life Apps sermon series was all set but my heart was uncommonly unsettled last Wednesday morning. The sermon plan called for me to teach on what to do with stress and worry that Sunday and then teach on encouragement the following Sunday. Unsettled, I came out to...
5 Reasons I Should STAY at My Church

5 Reasons I Should STAY at My Church

I have read several online articles giving reasons people use to LEAVE a church. I thought we should take a positive approach to this sensitive subject. Although this list is not exhaustive, here are some of my conclusions from 30 years of full-time ministry for...
Burnout and Beyond!

Burnout and Beyond!

Burnout… There have been many times in my 30 years of ministry when I found myself tired, depressed, discouraged, or overwhelmed. But never all at the same time. Just like life, church ministry has ebbs and flows, highlights and lowlights. You enjoy the highs...
Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

I never used to cry at movies. This all changed in 1992 when my first born, Ashley, was less than a year old. My wife, Candy, brought home a VHS (remember those?) movie rental with the title, Father of the Bride. I thought nothing of it and prepared myself for another...
Ch Ch CHANGE!

Ch Ch CHANGE!

Change is inevitable. Change is all around us. It happens all the time. But, many people claim to hate change. Really? I can understand hating change when our waistline grows larger or when our hair turns gray or loose. I get this. But I believe most people, in fact,...

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