A Report From A Reluctant Missionary

You know the guy that wakes up every morning excited about the next missions trip? Yeah – that’s not me. My life revolves around a six block area. I live there. I work there. I go to church there. I buy my coffee there. I’m very comfortable there. Really comfortable. God uses even reluctant guys like me to do some pretty cool things occasionally.

Leftovers from the weekend – Strengthening your financial core

As promised, here are some of the leftovers from this past weekends message – Strengthening your financial core. You can watch the message here. The opening illustration about the nine decisions you make when getting a cup of coffee came from this article. This article has some simple but practical steps for attacking the mountain […]

Why do I feel this way on the day after Easter?

As a pastor, you have a variety of emotions on the day after Easter. Since this is my 25th Easter (we’ll celebrate that later this year), I’ve experienced all of them at one time or another – sometimes all on the same Monday. Sometimes you feel… Delirious – The service went great, or your neighbor […]

Breakthrough Devotional: Day 20

Scripture:  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 Devotional: Having compassion is an integral part of being a Christian.  A follower of Jesus that lacks time to be compassionate towards others is like a fireman that hasn’t the time to put out fires.  In […]