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

A Call To Come and Die!

A Life Worth Dying To Death and the fear of dying seem to be one of the most instinctual fears in life. We buy life insurance, which most often is never used, to mitigate the fear of potentially losing a loved one. We even fear dying with regrets of an un-lived life.  The interesting twist on […]

5 Spiritual Parenting Principles to Help You Not Put Off Today

Many days I feel completely inadequate and unprepared as a parent.  Maybe that is just the nature of things, the circle of life. Maybe you really don’t figure things out until all your kids are out of the house and on their own. I realize that I will have no control over what my children’s […]

4 Things You Must Have For Your Ministry This Year

Finding, Following and Finishing a God Given Vision For Your Life The story of Nehemiah is an incredible example of hearing and responding to the leading of God.  Nehemiah was not a pastor or a priest, he was a regular guy, employed by the local government who felt God call him to something bigger.  It […]

Spiritual Growth is a Journey Rooted in Relationships

Who’s Growing With You? Is emotional and spiritual growth a solo journey? So much of our traditional encouragement from church leaders is to make the goal a consistent quiet time alone with God.  Now, for sure there is no substitute for getting alone with Jesus for knowing Him and transforming our lives.  Yet a life […]

When Will My Darkness End?

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 […]

The Blessing of Time: How to Appreciate and View Time

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 excruciating! I know I’m not the […]

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear & Imperfect Love Invites Fear

  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 love.  Adam and Eve very quickly found themselves […]

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

 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 day we set aside to remember the […]

How To Overcome Over Capacity

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 extent of my capacity to handle life’s […]

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

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 enough the line that caught my attention was, “Who do you […]