Why Pastors Should Say No to You

It’s been a long journey for me.  It’s been nearly five years since God called me in to ministry. I have to say, heading into this new calling in my life, I had a pretty strong concept of what being a pastor required. The conceptual ideas of what a pastor was supposed to do wereContinue reading “Why Pastors Should Say No to You”

Ghost Stories

I remember growing up, staying over at a friends house was something really cool to do.  Not only did you get to play with someone else’s stuff, but you also got to eat someone else’s food, and experience someone else’s home life.  I was blessed with a few friends that I got to have sleepoversContinue reading “Ghost Stories”

Somebody Oughta

One of the things that made me cringe when I worked as a manager was when an employee would come to me with a new idea.  Don’t get me wrong, I encouraged my staff to think creatively and come up with new ways to do things.  I love the creative process. However, every time IContinue reading “Somebody Oughta”

Good Boys Don’t Go to Heaven

A few weeks ago, as I was driving my 8 year-old son to school, the topic of theology came up. Surprisingly, it often does – kids are very curious about God, and that’s a good thing. We were discussing Heaven, which is a very cool topic. In the middle of our conversation, he said somethingContinue reading “Good Boys Don’t Go to Heaven”

I Failed…Again

Believe it or not, I am a failure.  I know, it’s really, really hard to believe.  But, it’s true.  I fail…a lot.  (And, it’s not just me)  Every pastor, evangelist, youth leader, and every other church leader, member, or officer has failed many, many times as well.  Though the failures are all different (ranging fromContinue reading “I Failed…Again”

We Are the World

In 1985, Hollywood and the music industry came together for one, magical moment.  No, it wasn’t the Academy Awards or the Grammy’s.  Rather, it was a collaboration on a song, a single song, We Are the World .  Even though it’s been 27 years since the song debuted, I still remember hearing it over, and over,Continue reading “We Are the World”