Praying for the Storm

Posted on November 9, 2017 | 0 comments

I live in the land of hurricane season. This year we had a couple of very active weeks that saw several hurricanes pass very close by and one slow-moving storm that took a path directly up the center of the state of Florida. Watching hurricane tracking charts is very emotionally draining. A refrain that becomes […]

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What About Differences?

Posted on August 25, 2017 | 0 comments

The political and social upheaval that is going on in the United States can give great insights into what each of us, as followers of Jesus, are clinging to for significance and hope. Paul wrote something to the Galatian church that applies to our context: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor […]

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Do You Sabbath?

Posted on August 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Do you take the time to enjoy a Sabbath? I am going to guess that you don’t. Even among those who follow Christ, taking the time to rest, be still, and be quiet is approached with a stigma. Those who do not keep busy are seen as: Lazy Wasting time Letting the world get ahead […]

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Being Hated

Posted on July 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. – 1 John 3:13 How does the thought of begin hated for following Jesus make you feel? John says not to be surprised if the world hates us. Reflecting the image of God will elicit a response from a world that does […]

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An Idea About Evangelism Training

Posted on March 11, 2017 | 0 comments

I went to a Friday night race in Daytona with my dad a couple weeks ago. We had a great time together experiencing the atmosphere and the sounds, smells, and power of the trucks on the track. As we entered the speedway grounds, there were three men at the entrance gate. One had a bullhorn […]

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Prepare to WIN in 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017 | 0 comments

At the end of every year, I take some time to look back at the previous year and look forward to the next. It is an exercise that is not uncommon and I use the time to evaluate and make a plan is several areas of my life. So, in the couple weeks after Christmas […]

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Remember to Make Room

Posted on December 20, 2016 | 1 comment

You have probably noticed that Christmas is hurtling towards us. I’m probably safe in assuming that you feel it coming in the level of your busyness and the feeling that there is “so much left to do.” Shopping needs to be finished. Parties need to be attended. Cooking needs to be done. All the while, […]

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Right In Front of You

Posted on November 15, 2016 | 1 comment

I will admit to you that for a long time I had a problem being present in my life. What I mean is that I was always looking to the next thing, feeling like I would be fully satisfied at the next milestone. For example, when I knew I wanted to pursue vocational ministry, my […]

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Seeing Jesus

Posted on October 25, 2016 | 10 comments

It is election season. From things I’ve read, if Jesus were alive today, He would support every political candidate. Or at least that is the case people make. There is a proliferation of bumper stickers saying that “Jesus is an environmentalist” or “Jesus is a capitalist” or some other such identification. Many churches teach their […]

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