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 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...
Silly Questions

Silly Questions

Silly questions are the ones where the answer already seems obvious. Silly questions you could ask of me would be: “The kids want to come over, is that OK?”“Do you want to go to church this morning?”“Hey, Steve, do you enjoy being a grandfather and great grandfather?”...
When God Doesn’t Make Sense

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Over my 45+ year journey as a follower of Christ, I have gone through and used several pat answers to the question, “Steve, how are you doing?” For a large portion of my life I gave the typical “Fine, thank you” answer. But at one point I decided that I wanted to be...
Wired To Serve

Wired To Serve

A little while ago, Lifeway Church conducted an ordination service where we credentialed six individuals and officially acknowledged the call of God upon their lives. As I looked at the candidates who stood before the congregation during the ceremony, something welled...
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