What If I Disagree with the Pastor?

What If I Disagree with the Pastor?

Have you ever silently argued with the pastor’s sermon while sitting among the smiling congregation? Have you gritted your teeth or rolled your eyes? Have you looked up the verse you believe contradicts the pastor’s point and silently showed it to your spouse? I’m...
THIS MOMENT IN TIME

THIS MOMENT IN TIME

I sat down to write a blog and realized I had nothing to say. It felt odd.  Typically, I would be bursting with ideas and my dilemma would be which one to choose.  Once I commit, the words flow easily. But today felt … different.  Oh sure, I could...
Live Like You Are Dying

Live Like You Are Dying

I had a near-death experience 43 years ago at the age of 27 that has helped form my approach to life and ministry. I dedicated my life to Jesus just 2½ years earlier and acknowledged and began fulfilling the call of God upon my life to be a pastor earlier that same...
The President

The President

The leaves had fallen, the days were growing shorter, and the temperatures began to fall. I was in third grade, and Mrs. Dunlap, the teacher of my one-room school was already working on plans for the Christmas program that would mark the beginning of Christmas...
The Secrets of Deep Relationships

The Secrets of Deep Relationships

I have found that being authentic is important as we engage people in relationships. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we all have been introduced to the world of mask-wearing. I do my best to comply, but I certainly don’t like it. I mean, we don’t get to see someone’s...
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