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
SAY WHAT?! I know. You thought this was a Christian blog! **GASP** It is! Keep your clothes on. Just yesterday I came across, yet again, another person ripping off their clothes in the Bible (and people think God's word is not entertaining). There are various times when people have been provoked to "tear their … Continue reading Tear Off Your Clothes!
PART I There was once a very hospitable Shunammite woman in the Bible. We actually don't know her name so let's call her Shuna, for short, just for the fun of it. Shunaaaaaa, baby. Whenever Elisha, the prophet, passed through town, she and her husband always opened their home to him. She provided him a place … Continue reading When a Dream Goes Lackluster
It's a new year and for the past few weeks, I've been reflecting over the current state of where I am. You know, just taking the pulse on what's happening within me. The rush of the holidays leaves you upside down-silly and for me, eating my way through the last day of the year via … Continue reading Enough is enough
RESPONSES.. We respond to many things every day. Your child comes home with a 70% on a test. You know they tried super hard. It's not an "A" but, you have the choice to celebrate their hard work or come down on them. You walk into work confident you nailed your interview but the job … Continue reading A Tale of Two Responses
More often than not, we find ourselves starting off where we don't necessarily want to be long term. You can look at that as a setback, but that would be unfortunate. Instead, look at it as training ground for your future. Most people aren't handed what they dream of on a silver plater. You can … Continue reading Growth at Your Workplace
"If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.": 1 John 1: 8 Bear with me for a second here. For the first time, I read this specific passage differently. The greek word for sin means, "missing the mark." When we hear the word sin, usually … Continue reading Thunder the Blunder
Ever watch an MMA match before? Honestly, I don't often but I have seen my fair share on TV. It's like a car wreck! I just can't look away. One good punch, in just the right spot, can leave a person completely disoriented. All of a sudden, someone, who was so amped and ready to … Continue reading Fight Well