Recently while away on a trip I had the opportunity to meet some new people along the way. Matt was in another group as I took time and chatted with a woman on the other side of the room. By the time the night was over, we were recapping the day's events, in which Matt … Continue reading Permission to be a Gold Digger
This past weekend I was very honored when Pastors Todd and Mary asked me to preach about living a life of abundance. Which is ironic because growing up, I always felt like God wanted me to suffer to an extent. One reason why was because my definition of abundance was skewed. Living in abundance is … Continue reading There is MORE
Have you ever played a game of telephone? More often than not, communication always gets lost in translation, from A to B. Even if you start off with, “Sam went to Taco Bell last night with Bob and ordered a taco," somehow you will get, “Sam went and fell yesterday and Bob felt bad and … Continue reading Telephone
Kids can be ruthless sometimes. Back in my high school days I used to babysit this 5 year old boy. He wasn’t so bad to watch but sometimes he would have the worst tantrums (like kicking-me-in-the-face tantrums). I remember he used to love to play this spy video game and he would get so mad … Continue reading I Want What I Want
Ok, so I am throwing my original post out of the proverbial window and going with a recommendation topic from a friend. Ever walk into a place that was so intimidating that you automatically felt defeated? Ever face a big project, a new experience, that left you deflated instead of inflated? Ever step into a … Continue reading Why Name a Post “Home Depot?”
It's 8:25pm at the moment, our turkey burger dinner is still on the stove, Matt is still outside seeding our grass and my cat is walking over my laklsdl;jtp[e pw ;... laptop (okay, I did that just for the effect). Seems like the perfect night to write! So I'm just gonna go for it! Ever … Continue reading Apples to Oranges
Iffff you'reeee happy and you know it and you really want to show it. Iffff you'reeee happy and you know it- CLAP YOUR HANDS! We've been singing about wanting to be happy ever since we were young! Now that we are adults, it's easy to lose our contentment. When we are blinded by our difficult … Continue reading Iffff you’reeee happy and you know it clap your hands!
Let's talk about something simple/complicated.... Kindness. Kindness is really a simple concept, but it can be hard at times for multiple reasons. We all can agree that our world needs more of it but sometimes, we don't even do it ourselves!
You just gotta show up. Recently I shared a story with someone about something I received from another person (I promise the Dr. Seuss trail ends there). A total gift! Their response to my story was, “it just seems like God is blessing you because you are a pastor.” I kind of didn’t expect that … Continue reading Show Up
For those of you in ministry, ever have one of those really cool ministry moments? One for me was definitely last week, being able to meet and listen to Ed Young give some great leadership advice. Although some of the main points I took from the sessions relate to ministry, I'm thinking of shooting a … Continue reading What I Learned From Ed Young