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 …

I can be that guy and so can you!

I can be a very judgmental person at times.  I like people who think like me, have the same values as me and even look like me.  I’m sure there are other ways I judge people, but let’s stop there before it gets ugly. I’m not alone.  We live in a society that does the same.  Judgmental attitudes are all around …

The Redeeming Power of Jesus Heals

Yesterday, I posted on social media these words, “Self-mutilation is anti-Gospel” and added some scripture beneath it. I don’t think that post was insensitive, but I chose to elaborate on that post because it is a very real problem in our country.  As I write these words, I pray that God will use them to encourage an individual who cannot …

What Type of Salt am I?

  I have thinking about the Dead Sea lately.  I know it seems a bit odd, but let me give you the context. During some recent alone time with God, I wondered how I am like the Dead Sea.  That’s a different perspective, right? Most people might know the Dead Sea has a high level of salt content, which gives …