One Word Goal For 2020: Acceptance

Most years, I choose one word than a resolution to focus on to start each New Year. In prior years I’ve chosen hope, faith, and peace. With each choice has come a singular area of focus for growth. My goal came after doing ministry over multiple days, with two different approaches — the second day’s […]

Advent: Week Four, Peace

First, Merry Christmas, especially if you are reading this on 25-December. If not, Merry Christmas as we celebrate Christmas over multiple days during this holiday season. Also, as Advent this year has looked at Hope, Faith, and Joy, it now concludes with the final word this year: Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us that peace is […]

Advent: Week Three, Joy!

As we continue in our Advent season, so far, we have looked at Hope and Faith during weeks one and two. This Advent week, the focus is on joy and what better payoff for one’s hope and faith than joy! A truth evident in Luke 2: “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all […]

Advent: Week Two, Faith!

Faith can be challenging! Faith is rough when we don’t know how long our faith must sustain us. Faith is even more robust when we struggle to see if we’ve heard from God rightly. Despite these and other challenges, there are some certainties with faith too. Christmas then reminds us that the object of our […]

Advent: Week One, Hope!

Hope is a loaded term these days. From politics to generic inspirational use, hope can now mean many things to many people. Defining hope with such diversity is not bad; after all, the opposite is dread. Since then some family and friends face sorrow during the Holidays; hope is dread’s alternative. Furthermore, since our culture uses hope so often, we Christians can […]

Jesus’ Body Was Not “Broken” For You!

Communion or The Lord’s Supper is an essential part of worship for the Christian faith. With the practice comes the remembrance of Christ and His substitutionary atonement for us on the Cross of Calvary. Yet often, when I attend churches or chapels of various denominational beliefs, I hear pastors get one phrase wrong. Often they […]

Prayer Towards Our Criticism

Dear Lord, We pray for a culture who doesn’t seek only criticism. Both sides criticize, no matter the side one is on, no matter the issue. Yes, we have differences, but none of us are perfect. Rather, let us all stop being self-righteous,

Resolve to Understand The Bible This Year

How’s Your Bible Reading This Year? No, my question isn’t meant to guilt you. Like many, I have attempted to read through the Bible each year and found myself behind schedule. Due to my own failure, some years I switch to different reading plans; other years I sped up my reading plan. Despite the differences, […]

Current Event Prayer

Dear Lord, We pray for real leadership in our culture. Leadership that seeks to put the other’s view before themselves.

The Prescription for Anxiety

In the future I hope to share more videos on my site. Currently I’m playing with some new audio equipment that I hope will produce great quality audio with video. In the meantime, since I didn’t know if my site would link back to my YouTube Channel I figure I would post an old sermon […]