It has been a tumultuous 3+ years and one of our biggest lessons has been the importance of managing our mental health. But while we strive to do better at that, I want to remind us of the importance of our spiritual health. Really, it’s all connected - mental health, emotional health, physical health and … Continue reading Managing Your Spiritual Health
The fourth Thursday of November has always been my favorite holiday. It comes during my favorite season, autumn. In my favorite sports, football is going strong and basketball is beginning. It’s a time when things slow down for a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the mental exhilaration and challenge of learning, but a little break after … Continue reading Thankful for Thanksgiving
The best and healthiest way to manage the negative emotions we experience in life is surrending to the Holy Spirit and Gettin' Happy.
This is an interesting time to be a committed Christian – trying to make an impact for Christ. Lots of people are making statements about what God wants. People claim to represent Him by taking political stands, through social media activism, media interviews and other public platforms. Conservative and Liberal Christians argue with one another … Continue reading Betta Than I Can Tell You
Recently my wife Nina retired after a 36.5 year career, and received a lot of accolades from co-workers celebrating her. Much of the celebration involved people publicly and privately proclaiming how she has helped them in their careers and personal lives. She has had a significant positive impact on them and they wanted her to … Continue reading The Power of Worship
A young man named Andre went to church one Sunday and sat in the last row. Things hadn’t been going well for him since his grandmother passed away a few weeks earlier. After the choir sang a song, the preacher started talking, and Andre listened. Before long something strange began to happen. It seemed like … Continue reading The Journey – Intentional Christianity
Twenty two years ago this past Sunday, I committed my life to Christ. On that Sunday morning, I heard the Gospel and responded by walking to the front of the church, shaking the Pastor's hand, and repeating a prayer. That day my life changed, but not in the same way that I thought it would. … Continue reading 3 things I know
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (NIV) In acting (for theatre, movies & television) there is a school of thought called the Stanislavski Method that involves the actor understanding the motivation of the character they are portraying. This supposedly leads … Continue reading What’s Your Motivation?
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!