How to Pursue Something That’s Outside of Your Natural Strengths

Allowing God to work through us and around us

When we find ourselves leading a group of people as the only full-time paid position, you become all things to all people.  Don’t get me wrong, delegation is a loyal friend.  But there are still many times we find ourselves doing something outside of our natural ‘strengths.’  In fact, sometimes we’re completely out of our comfort […]

How to Pursue Something Outside of Your Natural Strengths

Fathers, Don’t ‘Relax’ on Father’s Day

Reflecting on God’s Blessings

To all the fathers out there: Father’s Day has turned into, yet another, commercialized event on the calendar. If you love your Father, give him a card, gift, and make sure they have a relaxing day. I’ll be first to say, ‘I enjoy the attention;’ but maybe we’re missing something. Maybe Father’s Day is the best […]

Don't Relax on Father's Day

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Insist People Call Me ‘Pastor’

Pastoring in the 21st Century

I pastor in a rural context where I’m called ‘Pastor’ more than my actual name. It’s almost like my identity. But I tend not to insist (or expect) everyone to use the title of ‘Pastor’. There’s certainly nothing wrong with using the title; and for most, it’s simply a way to show respect. I don’t […]

10 Reasons Why I Don't Insist People Call Me 'Pastor'

Sexual Struggles and the Church

What Believers Must Remember

In a world where our sexuality is a focal point, it’s not surprising that understanding sexual struggles (and sometimes resulting sin) can be problematic.  It shouldn’t really be surprising — the Church and culture speak different languages.  The key is understanding why and how to humbly move forward in grace and truth. One of the […]

Sexuality and the Church

Why We Have to Forgive Before Someone Asks

Jesus’ Forgiveness Model

Have you been wronged by someone? Have you been hurt by someone’s words or actions? Jesus has an answer that can bring healing to a broken situation. Believe it or not, our healing starts with forgiveness. I’ve been on both sides. I’ve been hurt by people and I’ve hurt others. Both situations can be very […]

Why We Have to Forgive Before Someone Asks