So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

When Will My Darkness End?

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Through focusing on the promises of God, you will find the presence of God and find freedom from the Pit.

When will my darkness end?  Recently, I had the privilege of sharing part of my story at the Northwest Church, the church I currently serve at as a pastor.  I taught from Psalm 40:1-3, which says…

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
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Slow to Anger Parenting: Learning to Avoid Angry Parenting

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Angry Parenting I did not grow up in an angry home.  In fact I remember very little to no yelling at all in our home.  I can remember jokingly (and sometimes not so jokingly) making fun of my dad for glaring - if looks could kill I might have died … [Continue reading]

You Do Not Have A Good Marriage Because You Do Not Ask God!

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Having a Good Marriage Having a good or even great marriage is no easy task.  These days most seem content to have a tolerable marriage. Marriages by my observation seem to me anything but passionate and thriving.  Sadly, this is not God's design … [Continue reading]

The Blessing of Time: How to Appreciate and View Time

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Too often we fear time instead of seeing time as a blessing.  We hate waiting for just about everything - or maybe that's just me.  Recently, I sat in a waiting room for over an hour to have a doctor see my son for something very minor...  It was … [Continue reading]

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear & Imperfect Love Invites Fear

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  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. The Perfect Love of God It didn't take us humans long to mess up perfect … [Continue reading]

Facebook is Killing My Soul!

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Is Facebook and Social Media Killing Our Souls? Recently I was asked by a friend, "why haven't I seen you on Facebook lately?"  A very good question considering that I would have typically posted 1-2 times a day, plus tweeted 2-3 times a day, … [Continue reading]

Good Friday Reflections: The Greatest Joy Comes After the Greatest Sorrow

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 Experiencing Joy After Sorrow As I sit here alone in my home (mom and 3 kids out on an adventure), I have a few moments to reflect on this day and it's impact on my life.  Two passages of scripture capture my thoughts on this Good Friday (the … [Continue reading]

Stress Eating is Eating Me!

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Too Much On My "Plate" = Too Much On My Plate! True confession... I am stress eater and I need help!  I don't know how else to say it but I have found that the busier I get the more I eat and the more weight I put on and subsequently the less and … [Continue reading]

How To Overcome Over Capacity

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Overcoming Over Capacity These days I quite often feel overwhelmed and stressed.  Maybe it's the 3 kids or the 3 different jobs - who knows?  What I do know is that I was created by God and mostly likely God is the only one who knows the full … [Continue reading]

“Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?” My Encouragement to Young Pastors

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To Young Pastors and Ministry Hopefuls "Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?"  -John Mayer Recently I sat at a Starbucks working on the many crazy jobs and projects I'm known to have when John Mayer shuffled through my itunes.  Oddly … [Continue reading]