Church Life

The Past is a Great Teacher if You are Willing to Learn

As a father I hope I have been right more often than I have been wrong for my children’s sake. I haven’t been keeping score but I also haven’t been ignoring mistakes. I try not to overanalyze every moment but I also try not to miss an opportunity to learn from the good and the bad times. If I live my life in a euphoric state, filling my mind with only good thoughts and memories, it is just as damaging as living in a dark state of emotional pain, filling my mind with only bad thoughts and memories. (more…)

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From time to time my blog will include excerpts from my book “Blueprint.” Like any author/blogger, I find it difficult to leave the words I have written in my computer. As I start to navigate the editing, typesetting, cover design and other aspects of the publishing process I find I am still impatient even though I am getting closer to the finished product. Maybe it’s because someone somewhere needs to read these words now. (more…)

Jesus is Coming, and That’s Not Him

It seems like a lifetime ago and a world away. The truth is, it was only fifteen years ago and about one hour away by car, from where I live. I used to call it a publicity stunt or theatrical marketing, now I just call it out of the question. That season has passed and along with it the physical strength needed to accomplish the demanding task. I admit it, I am old, or at least older. I never want to stop carrying my cross, obediently following Jesus’ command, however I am far beyond my literal cross carrying years. (more…)