Confession time. After years of bivocational ministry, I recently became a "full-time" pastor. The schedule adjustment and some other life changes had me pretty busy and I dropped the ball on the…Continue
Taking a minute to share the link for my new book which is free for Kindle until Thursday.…Continue
Well I'm back from all my travels and it has been a great time but now we get back to work. So here's where I'm at. I get back to reality, and I start to see all the stuff I missed on social media and of course I have all these opinion and some of the folks are saying stuff that seems, quite frankly, asinine and there is part of me that wants to pick it apart and fight about it. I have my own opinions, they're almost always right (okay that's humor, but I didn't think they were right, they…Continue
This morning at the gym, I heard a song that may be the anthem for poor choices. I don't know the title of the song or the artist. I just know the chorus repeats ad-nauseum, "I like us better when we're wasted." Now I do premarital counseling and if I ever heard a couple say this to me, I would 1.) refuse to marry them, and 2.) advocate that they run screaming from this relationship as quickly as possible. If you need to abuse substances to stand being around someone, I could be wrong but it…Continue
It's the first question we have to ask everyday. "What are you going to do today?" To be clear I am fully aware that sometimes you plan your day and sometimes your day plans you, but we should at least have some idea where we're headed at the start of every day. A few questions can help you to clarify the path:
So the other day, Kathy Griffin posted the now infamous President Trump severed head picture. She thought she was being cutting edge and cool, making a statement. Then yesterday I saw her crying about how the Trumps were bullying her and she has secured a lawyer, I guess to bring some sort of lawsuit against the president of the United States and in that moment I understood, she doesn't understand cause and effect. Do you?
Now let's start off with the basics. First this is not a…Continue