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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pure Devotion: Our Need for an Undefiled Love of God!

Do you ever feel like your heart wanders from God… from pure devotion?  I’m not talking about losing faith or walking away from God.  No, I’m talking about the subtle and sometimes painful realization that you just aren’t where you used to be in regards to connection to Jesus and God’s heart. How to Have […]

The Remedy: Heart & Prayer

Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” “My prayer life will never rise above my personal life in Jesus Christ.  If my personal life touches too much of the world, my prayer life suffers (D. Eastman).” Many of us who sincerely love God and long to experience […]

Squandering Grace. What Has God Purposed In Your Life?

Have you Squandered God’s grace in your life? Eph 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which […]

Success or Significance, Which Will You Choose?

Success of Significance Recently I turned 35!!!  I never would have thought that day would have come, but it did, and you know what?  I’m alive and ok!  Even though statically my life is half over, I feel the best is yet to come.  This perspective has led me to do some healthy reflection and […]