Generosity Is the Investment Vehicle of Eternity

Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive. I can attest to that truth. Beth and I love doing for others. We enjoy watching their faces when they realize they are loved. Recently we had a young couple in our church face some financial hardships. The husband had been hired through a … Continue reading Generosity Is the Investment Vehicle of Eternity

Working Through the Messiness of Relationships

"I may lose my relationship with you over this," I said, "but I am willing to risk it.  It is my job to protect you and I have made my decision." I sat on the floor facing my daughter. She sat glaring at me. I was so mad, I swore. I was drawing a line in the … Continue reading Working Through the Messiness of Relationships

A Work of Art

I was recently asked to join a team headed to El Salvador to teach at a Leadership Seminar for church planters, ministry students and other church leaders with various roles from teaching Bible School to hosting house churches. To my pleasant surprise there were several young people in attendance. This group amazed me. They were … Continue reading A Work of Art

Rebuilding – Weathering the Storm, pt 4

Following Hurricane Michael many people in the Florida Panhandle, found themselves homeless, jobless, afraid, alone, emotionally wrecked and hopeless. Storms of life can leave people with similar experiences. Like disaster relief organizations are to the people in a physical storm, the church can provide immediate and long term help with recovery and rebuilding for those … Continue reading Rebuilding – Weathering the Storm, pt 4

The Unique You – Weathering the Storm, pt 3

In September of 2008, the Ohio Valley experienced a unique weather phenomenon, a dry hurricane as the remnants of Ike blew through the region. Ike's 85mph winds uprooted trees and severely damaged many roofs. There were wide range power outages for days. Some storms do not bring water. While we don't think of droughts as … Continue reading The Unique You – Weathering the Storm, pt 3

Strength at the Core – Weathering the Storm, pt 2

In this broken world of chaos, we often face storms in our lives. Jesus said these storms would come. He also said that if we would put into practice His words, our lives would stand strong in the midst of these storms (see Weathering the Storm, pt 1). Life Coach Scott Jeffery said, "Values guide … Continue reading Strength at the Core – Weathering the Storm, pt 2

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform you life, pt 4

Life is fueled by purpose. We are energized when we doing things of great value. Jesus found energy when He was doing what the Father had sent Him to do. But honestly there are things that hold us back from experiencing the Extraordinary Life that Jesus came to give us. Fear dampens our life experiences … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform you life, pt 4

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 3

Let me ask a question, "How healthy can a relationship be if one person does all the talking?" Not very healthy wouldn't you agree? Prayer is a conversation with God. But for many people, prayer is a one way communication - they do all the talking. I believe that is one of the reasons prayer … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 3