What if the basic premise of life as a Christian that we were taught all of our life is wrong? Like many people, I grew up in church half-listening to what was being preached. After I gave my life to Christ as an adult I started paying more attention to the sermons and even studied … Continue reading My Christian Paradigm Shift
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor...” Luke 4:18 Jesus uttered these words in the Synagogue one day to announce his ministry to his hometown. Up to that time, he had grown up as the son of a carpenter, been baptized by … Continue reading Overcoming Poverty
For the past few years I’ve been focusing on being a positive person. I’m sure no one is surprised that this is not easy in our society. There is plenty of bad news and negativity all around us. To add to that burden, the work that I do is centered on handling complaints and negative … Continue reading Be Happy – Don’t Worry
I am pleased to announce the release of my first book, The Second Peter Principle: Keys to Becoming an Effective Christian. The book is based on 2 Peter 1:3-10 and is an engaging yet instructive word for Christians who want to discover how to apply the Bible to everyday life. I focus on God's prescription … Continue reading Book Release: The Second Peter Principle
I wonder if we [the church] have fallen into the trap of making salvation too easy. Is it possible that in the rush to fill pews [and perhaps offering baskets] we have lowered the bar for becoming a Christian to a dangerous level? Is it possible that we have begun to preach an easy form … Continue reading Easy Salvation?
The other night, my wife was watching The Wendy Williams Show and I overheard something that really caught my attention. (Please note: I wasn’t watching the show, MY WIFE was watching!) Iyanla Vanzant was a guest on the show and she was commenting on her show on the Oprah Network (which my wife watches … Continue reading What God Expects of Men
Real love is a radical concept. It is something that people have learned to profess, – “I love you brother”- but often don’t quite understand. The truth is, we often mistake love for brotherly kindness. In that way, we may develop our people-skills well enough that we are caught being nice to people that we … Continue reading Real Love
The Book of Daniel includes 2 stories that are among the most often preached in church. Daniel in the Lions Den is a classic tale of faith and deliverance. And who hasn’t heard at least 10 sermons on the 3 Hebrew Boys, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-Nego being thrown into the fiery furnace? As the story … Continue reading Working it! Daniel 1 & 2
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) This first blog post is for me. This is me encouraging myself to do what I need to do. As much as I don’t want to admit it, there have … Continue reading Overcoming Fear!