It was Christmas morning 1991. I left my church in Kentucky shortly after the midnight Christmas Eve communion service. It was a two hour drive. It was late. I was alone on the road, well almost. The red lights flashed in my rearview mirror told me differently. I looked down, 70 in a 45, oops! … Continue reading Home Is Where the Heart Is
"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
I struggle with words. Sometimes, I stutter. Other times, I just can't remember the word I want to use. And even worse, I will be talking when all of a sudden I won't be able to pronounce a word. Try as I might, I just cannot say it properly. My family enjoys my handicap. They … Continue reading Help, I Need a Translator!
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
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
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
The other day, my eldest son called me. He was having a difficult time with a friend. I will spare you the details. As we talked it became clear, my son valued the friendship to the point he was willing to forgive all. This was a huge opportunity for my son to grow in an … Continue reading Debriefing Life
In October of 2016, there were three couples who joined Beth and I in a dream to plant a new church. We invited 29 people to join us in a vision cast of this new thing God was doing. So, on October 16, 2016, 35 people gathered together in our basement to discuss the possibility … Continue reading Its Not Good to Be Alone
Why don't people go to church? I did a quick google search on this topic, what I found is that one reason was in the top 1 or 2 of almost everyone's list: People are afraid of being judged by church people. Unfortunately this is a reality. The church over the years has earned this reputation … Continue reading Matters of the Heart
I don't know who said it, but I love this quote: "Great things never came from comfort zones!" It paints a picture of a truth, we like to ignore. When we are in our comfort zones, we are not in a place that is readily available to God. Faith is risk. We have to be … Continue reading Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones!