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When Prayer and Fire Mix

January 29, 2016 0 Comments
When Prayer and Fire Mix

As you can tell from the vast majority of my blog posts I am a Pastor. That does not make me special; God has just called me to help a community walk out their faith in Jesus. I have thought for a while now I would start sharing a few of my Sunday sermons. I […]

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Focus – My One Word for 2016

January 25, 2016 5 Comments
Focus – My One Word for 2016

Last year was the first year I chose a single word to define my year. Last year’s word was “Generous.” Yes I will still be generous this year; however, for this year my word will be “Focus.” I always say that I am a slow learner but as I have crossed over into my second […]

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Great Reads from 2015

January 4, 2016 6 Comments
Great Reads from 2015

Well another year has come and gone. Another year of great reads is complete. I did not read as much as I wanted but this was a very busy year for a variety of reasons. As you will see I have a rather eclectic reading list. Also read quite a bit on the historical wring […]

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A Cause Greater Than a Flag

June 27, 2015 0 Comments
A Cause Greater Than a Flag

I am literally sick over the ongoing racial debates on social media. Just a few weeks ago it was the issue in McKinney and now the Confederate flag. Like the Bible, people find it easy to cherry pick history to prove their point. However, it is unlikely you will change someone’s mind or their heart. […]

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Called to be Available

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Called to be Available

Several weeks ago I read a post by Brad Waggoner over at Thom Rainer’s blog. Brad talks about leading when you are in a support role. He made the statement that we are “called to be available.” It may not be what we feel is our eventual calling but we must be available to Jesus […]

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Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

January 5, 2015 7 Comments
Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

I have a simple goal to read just 20 books each year. I know there are many who read a lot more than that but 20 is the right number for me. In 2014 I barely completed that goal by reading 21. It was a busy year.   Please note that the lack of comments […]

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Making Ministry Simple Every Day

October 22, 2013 5 Comments
Making Ministry Simple Every Day

Ministry every day really is not difficult. At least it should not be.   We have a lady that has been faithfully attending life church for over a year now. It is amazing to see how her relationship with Jesus has grown. For many months she had been out of work and each week we would pray […]

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It is Worth it All

October 14, 2013 3 Comments
It is Worth it All

I know there are those that think ministry is all glamorous and all Pastors do is spend an hour or two getting ready to preach. Yet there really is a lot that goes on behind the scene. For the majority of Pastors who lead small churches we really do take on a lot of different […]

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Urgent: Proclaim the Kingdom of God

August 26, 2013 7 Comments
Urgent: Proclaim the Kingdom of God

Summoning the Twelve, He gave them power and authority over all the demons; and power to heal diseases.  Then He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.  – Luke 9:1-2     Sadly the church and as individuals we have taken this scripture too lightly. It is so easy to […]

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Four Things to Remember About Those We Lead

July 1, 2013 2 Comments
Four Things to Remember About Those We Lead

As church leaders we are passionate about God’s call in our lives. If you are like me, you eat it, sleep it, and breathe it. No matter what you might be doing at the moment you find thoughts of your calling are never very far away.    That passion is a great thing. We should […]

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