bold predictions 2021

Five Bold Predictions for 2021

I’ve never sailed the sea in the middle of a storm during the night without toilet paper, but I’m pretty sure living through 2020 comes close.  This past year has been unprecedented to say the least. One year ago we were all approaching 2020 with …

What is the meaning of love?

What’s the meaning of Love?

“There’s a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack.” While this quote from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You is ridiculous, I remember how the comparison of words got me thinking about the meanings of words and …

The Hope Journey

The Hope Journey

I remember as a child Christmas Eve was filled with great anticipation and hope. I always felt Christmas was the best time of the year—the lights, the time with family, and of course the presents. I would lie awake each Christmas Eve night begging the …

Where's the peace?

So, Where’s The Peace?

You know, there’s always been a Christmas song that I never really got. Sure, I understand the meaning through the lyrics, but thinking about the song in the context of the Nativity makes it seem silly. Hear me out:  Imagine you’re Mary.  Not only have …

10 Ways Christians should behave

10 Ways Christians Should Behave Through the Election.

It’s a presidential election year. (Thought I’d remind you in case you’ve been living on an isolated island without internet connection.) Presidential elections have a tendency to ignite the passions, stir up debates, and pit one side against the other. Elections produce a winner and …

make an impact

3 Steps to Make the Greatest Impact

Do you want to make an impact? Do you want to make a difference? I’m going to assume you’d answer those questions with a resounding, “Yes.” Well, good! But how do you do that? How does a person truly make a difference in the world? …

What can God do with a little dirt?

What can God do with a little dirt?

This past Spring our family tested our green thumb to see if we could grow a garden. We kept it simple. Our crop yield was not enormous. To be specific, during one of our summer dinners we split an okra we had grown. Yes, you …

What really happen in Acts 8?

What really happened in Acts 8?

Last Sunday, I taught a message from Acts 8 about the personal testimony of a man named Simon. He was a spiritual person by all accounts, but he was missing something very important–the gospel! After believing in the gospel message presented by Phillip, many people …

how to discover spiritual gift

How to Discover Your Spiritual Gift

Does it really matter if you know how to discover your spiritual gift? YES! Here’s what Paul wrote to the church in Corinth. “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware.” (1 Corinthians 12:1) Paul’s intention was not …

Don’t Live Distracted (Part 1)

Distraction – “that which divides the attention.” It’s my firm conviction that we are living more and more distracted. Our attention is divided between countless diversions and interruptions. Hang on just a second while I check this email….Okay, I’m back! Think about your average day. …