Good News

Good News

There are some similarities between the world Jesus was born into 2,000 years ago and the 2020 world we’ve been living in. There were crippling and unjust taxes levied upon the people. Corruption could be found at all levels of society. Crime and lawlessness ruled the...
Give Thanks for 2020. WHAT?!

Give Thanks for 2020. WHAT?!

Just over a week ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving. To be truthful, I have enjoyed Thanksgivings as much if not a little more than Christmases over the years. The great food, smells, sounds and family interaction make it a stand out holiday for me. Cold turkey...
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?”...