Relationship Maintenance

Charging the Batteries and Changing the Oil

As I drove back from the recreation center close to our new home with my wife, I was reminded how good it felt to get out and exercise and be a part of the community. Loads of books and tests have formed an impenetrable brick wall around me lately, amongst many other life circumstances, and […]

The Ultimate Hope Bringer

Exodus 12:1-3

Jesus was the prophesied Lamb (Exodus 12:1-3). The proverbial sacrifice and ultimate hope bringer of the world. The One no man could ever impersonate or compare. He would be the One who would take away thousands of people’s pain with the thunder of his last breath and the wonderworking event of His resurrection. The sacrifice He […]

The Danger of ‘Happily-Ever-After’ Living

Discovering Sin And Discovering God's Grace

Have you ever got wrapped up in a fairytale romance movie? Have you ever wished the movie depicted your life, as the beautiful princess and successful prince ride away into the sunset quietly and calmly living happily ever after with no war and no marital struggle or conflict at all? If we are honest, we […]

Real Love Is Built When You Build History

True Love Transcends The "Ups" and "Downs" of Life

When you first move to a community, you know no one. After some time there you eventually get into relationship with people and you begin to open up to people and vice versa. In the same way, when I serve a new congregation, my love for them grows as I pray for them more and […]

Spurgeon: An In-Depth Look At The Weekly Schedule of The Prince of Preachers

Analyzing Habits of a Prolific: Author, Preacher & Writer

Charles H. Spurgeon was a compelling author, preacher and a prolific writer. He was an incredibly godly man –a man who had a lot of steam, focus, discipline, vision, and incredible passion for God. But most of all, Spurgeon was the real deal, an incredibly inspiring man, who established and built into his life intentional […]

Defeating The ‘Lions’ In Your Life

Daniel 6:22

Do you struggle with bullying or doing what is right in life? Is there a part of you that believes if you do what is right or follow God unapologetically and fearlessly, that He won’t come through for you? Maybe you think if you serve yourself, instead of God or just break a few rules […]

Is Today A Mary or Martha Day?

This morning I woke with millions of plans and things racing through my mind that needed to get done. Let’s face it – us women always seem to think that there are millions of things that need doing every single day. Catching up with laundry, getting meals prepared, house cleaning, groceries and the list goes […]

Stewardship & The Responsibility of Truth

Learning To Exercise Your 'Responsibility' Muscles

“That servant who knows his master’s will but does not get ready or follow his instructions will be beaten with many blows. But the one who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been […]

Surrender: The Optical Illusion of Power

Finding Strength In Submitting To The Father's Will

Many of us think that we have control of our lives. Many of us think that we have power down here, the power to make everyday decisions, and the power to decide what happens to us day-by-day. But if we look closely, we’ll soon realize, that’s actually not the case at all and Job 26:1-2 […]

Should Pastor’s Be Bi-Vocational?

Assessing 21st Century Trends

In the generation of our forefathers, Pastors were much more highly esteemed –meaning, culture spoke highly of them. Research shows it and my experience proves it. This trend; however, has almost completely reversed and instead, an increased amount of hostility towards anyone holding a religious affiliation or religions title of ‘leadership’ has resulted in a […]