What Were We Thinking!

Have you ever made a decision that seemed like a great idea in the moment, but afterwards you wondered, “What was I thinking?”  Like the time you signed up to chaperone the youth lock-in. Or the time you volunteered to make 200 cookies for the …

am I a genuine follower of Jesus

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus?

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus Christ? It’s a pretty important question don’t you think? The answer to this question is literally life or death. Jesus often taught in parables (familiar stories that revealed unfamiliar truths) in ways that helped us grasp seemingly difficult …

what does unbelief do

What does unbelief do?

Jesus can do anything, right? In Mark 6, there is a very fascinating verse about something Jesus could not do. “He could do no miracle there…” Mark 6:5a Jesus and the disciples were in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. The people there did not (or could …

i can't understand the Bible

What if I can’t understand the Bible?

There are moments when you hear or read things that don’t make one ounce of sense. Your eyebrows raise, your face squints, and with a puzzled look you ponder, “Do what??” Here are a few puzzling statements made publicly by politicians from both sides of …

New Year

Want to Prosper in 2019?

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is just a few days away. Wasn’t Halloween just a couple of weeks ago!?  Time feels like it moves much faster at the end of the year. You blink and the next thing you know a new year is …

Be Thankful

Can you believe it’s already November?! The football season is half way over, flu season is in full swing, hunting season is finally here, and thanksgiving season is definitely in the air. Isn’t it funny how we tend to be more thankful this time of …

Let's do this again

Let’s do this again!

This past Sunday as I was standing by the door as a young lady was leaving and I noticed tears welling up in her eyes. She looked at me and quietly said, “I’ve needed this so much.” What do you think she meant by “this?” …

Antioch Worship

Are You Prepared to Worship?

Wasn’t this past Sunday an incredible day of worship! The music, fellowship, serving, and community that took place was simply awesome to witness. I’ve had several people comment about how the Spirit of God was overwhelmingly present this past week. The Scripture says that even …

Names of God

A name can both define and describe something or someone. We can know who God is, His character, and His nature simply by knowing His name. The more we study and speak the names of God, the more in awe of Him we become which ultimately …

Surrounded by Wisdom

“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 King Solomon was the wisest person to ever live, being gifted by God with an incredible mind that sought wisdom and understanding. Yet Solomon, in …

burnout

(Part 2) Burnout – How did I get here?

First of all, I believe burnout doesn’t mean you need to be repaired; burnout means you need to be refueled! (I wrote about What Burnout Is in part 1 of this series.) Most of us can identify a time in our life when we felt burnout. Maybe …

burnout

(Part 1) Burnout – What does it mean?

The word burnout seems to be a buzzword in Christian circles. Whether you’re a full-time ministry lead, bi-vocational pastor, regular volunteer, or occasional volunteer, at some point, you encounter the blister of burnout. Personally, I believe the word burnout is often overused. Many times burnout …