The Love of Christians?

In concert with a ministry team, I conduct numerous classes. In one of our new believer’s Basic Training sessions, the course assignment asked the group to show love to someone inside and outside the church that week and then report back. In anticipation, I was excited to hear what occurred. I just knew God would […]

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Pastoral Skills Needed: Mind-Bending!

Leadership takes on all sorts of dimensions. One skill that needs more attention is taking warped congregational thinking and reworking it for good. The average Christian thinks too much of themselves. We are a bunch of sick gluttons of spiritual goods. God looks down lovingly appalled at how truly self-centered we can be. Pastors are […]

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Find Your Voice

Did you watch the Oscar winning movie, The Kings Speech? This true-to-life script about King George the 6th exposed how harrowing a stuttering problem could be. The storyline builds as a tutor (played by Geoffrey Rush) digs into his psyche to unleash his voice. It is hard for us to imagine being royalty without the […]

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Money for Mexico

Several months back my boys and I ventured south of the border for a home building trip with our Sandals church family. Being late in raising support, we had to cough up a few dimes to get down there. Reflecting back on what occurred, I cannot imagine a more worthy expense. Here’s why… Upon arriving […]

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Ode to Christopher

An ode is a lyrical poem. Sometimes it takes something bad to birth those sentiments. A young man I had only briefly journeyed with impulsively took his life. He had attended church that very morning. Getting the word via text I replied, “I m crushed!” Pastor Andrew:  “Me 2.” I knew him from a new […]

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Fear Not Your Dreams

Dreams are a lot like love. Both make you vulnerable. Dreams take you out on a limb. Once you extend yourself—who knows what will happen? You either leap to a higher branch, or fall to your demise! Anyone clinging to a branch faces crazy thoughts:  You fool! You’re a failure. You will always fall short. […]

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From the Mouths of Babes!

The following reflection comes from someone just three months in the faith: Lord, I have done so many things to hurt others and myself. I have lived in the worldly ways for so long that this journey in following you is strange to me. The more I practice the right way to live the more […]

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Hello Blogosphere!

Yes I am officially entering the blogosphere! It’s not what I sought. But without over-spiritualizing, I sense God is behind this. Over the past couple years, I have written almost everyday.  My daily companions are a cup of coffee and my computer. It has become a normal strand of my life fabric. This is what […]

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