January 2, 2018

It is a privilege to lead people;

To excite them with preaching, planning and preparation.

To cast vision and to create an atmosphere for others to excel in faith and service.

To pray with spiritual power in a manner that awakens another’s passion.

I recently overheard som...

October 18, 2017

If you are weary, worn out, frustrated or find yourself pretending not to be, then this thought is for you.

It comes on the heels of my own experience of encouragement; the same kind I’ve heard my whole life.  It comes as a response to the message of encouragement that...

February 16, 2017

I've always heard that "no news is good news," and since I've been a pastor, I have come to have mixed feelings on the statement.  No news could be good news- meaning that people are generally on board with the life and work of the church, clear about the mission...

December 1, 2016

"It's almost over."  That's what we tell ourselves as we near the end of the year and sigh with relief that we've just about made it. And you have, Congratulations! 

But how do you feel about the fact that in about a month, it all starts over again?  

For...

November 25, 2016

"Do not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." -Gal. 6.9

It is more blessed to give than to receive. But if you're a giver (and most ministers are) then you know that the gift of giving can feel like a curse because our work is...

November 3, 2016

Burn out is different than exhaustion.

Exhaustion means you're tired, lacking energy, and you need to take a break and rest your eyes, slow your thoughts, or even change scenery so you can focus on recovery.

Burn out means the passion is gone; the fire isn’t there. It me...

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