Characteristics Of A Godly Influencer – Psalm 1

Our days are full of choices.  What am I going to wear?  What am I going to eat?  Am I going to workout?  Do I avoid that person at the grocery store?  Do I respond to that email?  Do I answer that phone call?  Do I…?  You get the point.  We make reactionary choices all day, every day with little or no consideration of …

The Wind Farm Debate

  I have not educated myself on the positives or negatives of wind farms, nor will I do so at this time.  I don’t need to.  There are several good individuals on both sides of this debate that have strong opinions and have taken the time to ensure they have been heard through meetings, conversations, newspapers, television and social media.  …

How to Grieve Through Tragedy

 I woke up this morning and expected a normal day of substitute teaching at a local high school.  Before I left the house, Bridget told me that a 17-year old boy had been killed in an auto accident the night before. As I drove to the high school, I prepared to a the crisis situation that I would encounter.  When …

When The Desert Finds You

There have been periods of my life that have been very dry spiritually.  It is not unusual for a pastor to experience spiritual dryness; however, it unusual for him to admit it. About ten years ago, I experienced this dryness like no other time in my life.  In 2006, out of obedience we moved to Indiana.  I had no clue …

The Purpose of My Story (and yours)…

There has been one verse camped out in my head for several months. The combination of my doctoral program and John 20:31 has given me a refreshing outlook on my purpose as a Christian man and a pastor.  This purpose is not a new one, but I needed to be reminded of its depth ad priority in my life. You …