Rise Above Criticism
October 15th, 2021
When I began my first ministry as a Senior Pastor, I preached a sermon in which I had put a great deal of time and effort. After the service, an older man came and chewed me out, telling me if I ever preached anything like that again he would leave the church. This was a long time member and it really shook me up. I called my dad, a ministry veteran with decades of service under his belt. ...
Encourage One Another
September 24th, 2021
In our present day, many people are discouraged. Watch the news for an hour and your mood will tank. Numerous marriages are hanging on by a thread. Some teens wrestle with identity issues. Families struggle to make their budgets work. Almost all of us could use a little encouragement. I think of the apostle Paul who wrote to a church struggling with persecution and said, “Therefore enc...
August 29th, 2021
Recently, I spent a week and a half laying on our couch more sick than I have been in over a decade. I had a nasty flu (not COVID). It was miserable, but in the midst of it I tried to stay grateful. The Scripture tells us “to give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5;18). How do we walk out such a seemingly impossible command? A...
What I Have Learned About Marriage From My Wife
August 13th, 2021
Today is my wedding anniversary. At age 51 I have been married more years than life without Dellie! She is not only my wife; she is also a counselor. While I grew up in a solid home and got to watch a good marriage for my entire childhood, I still had a lot to learn when we married. I think each of us who marry learn a great deal from our spouse, I thought I would share some of the lesso...
August 4th, 2021
Arnold Glasow sums up hospitality: “Hospitality is making others feel at home. Some folks make you feel at home. Others make you wish you were.” All kidding aside, hospitality is serious business. So many wonder, do I belong? Am I welcome here? Many people struggle to believe that God cares about them at all. Our hospitality is one way God says “Yes, I care about you.” For many of...