November 26th, 2023
I imagine that the Advent Season excites God. His excitement surrounding the first Christmas must have been almost out of control, and like any proud parent on their child's birthday, I imagine he has...
About Great Faith
November 19th, 2023
In the passage below (Matthew 15:21-28), Jesus makes the emphatic statement that he loves it when we have “Great Faith“: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaan...
November 10th, 2023
Wouldn’t it be fun if life came with a Remote Control? I can think of many sticky situations where it would be helpful to be able to press the fast-forward button to get out of! And then, of course, t...
With Passionate Thanks
November 4th, 2023
Gratitude matters.As he sits down to dictate this letter to his Christian brothers and sisters at the Church in Colossi, you can almost see the Apostle Paul scanning through the Rolodex of his mind at...
In Fellowship Sweet
October 28th, 2023
In the favorite and famous hymn “Trust and Obey,” a wonderful line sings, “Then in fellowship sweet, we will sit at his feet, until all on the altar we lay.” The words are talking about heaven… and wh...
October 20th, 2023
Few things in life give deep, abundant joy. Most of them occur after moments of great sacrifice and selflessness. However, God has reserved one special joy for all those who know Him. In the Church, w...
October 13th, 2023
Many distinctive components separate Christian leadership from leadership within a secular organization. The servant attitude, our bottom line (people!), and the fact that we exist for those who are n...
October 7th, 2023
The old sage John, so old he was carried into the house church by the younger men in the Church, has a lifetime of experience regarding what it means to live in the light of Jesus' love and life. As h...
September 30th, 2023
The day before the Presidential Election of 2012, one of the candidates was coming through Seminole County on a quick fly-by before heading off on a whistle-stop tour of the country, hoping to snatch ...
September 23rd, 2023
Recently I was conducting a wedding, and it lead me to spend some time reflecting on the difference between a Christian and a civil wedding. Below are some of my thoughts*Covenants are important to Go...
September 15th, 2023
There are so many profound questions about God's nature, heart, and character. Who is He? Does He like me? What does He want of me? Who am I because of who He is? These are questions relevant in each ...
September 9th, 2023
I was asked recently what one of the most frustrating things about serving and leading within God’s Church is. This wasn't a hard question for me as this frustration often keeps me awake at night, pra...