Stop worrying about your clothes

Right now I'm really busy. This weekend I will officiate at a wedding, preach a sermon, and then carry out my pastoral duties at a funeral... the funeral of a friend. This busy weekend comes right in the middle of a teaching series I am doing at church called, "Making Space." As I am preparing to … Continue reading Stop worrying about your clothes

Making space in a packed life

"When good things begin to happen, other good things begin to fall through the cracks." That is exactly what happened to the leaders of the church when it was in its early days. It's something that happens to leaders today too. Things start going well, and then things start falling apart, and it's often the … Continue reading Making space in a packed life

Be someone (#plantwhatyouwanttopick)

Here is a sampling of the conversations I had last week with people who are experiencing tough times... A man who survived multiple affairs and is working to put his marriage back together. A lady who is going to die any day now. A dad whose young son has cancer. A man whose wife wants to leave … Continue reading Be someone (#plantwhatyouwanttopick)

Don’t lose what you’ve gained

Last night I was reading the little letter that St. John wrote to a friend of his. He said something really important in this letter: Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. (2 John verse 8) You work hard to gain: spiritual vitality, physical strength, intellectual capacity, … Continue reading Don’t lose what you’ve gained

Three ways to change yourself

Every month I write an article for the Brutal Iron Gym newsletter. For now this is a free newsletter packed with good information and inspiration. If you want to receive it send an e-mail to brutalirongym@gmail.com! This is the article I wrote for the June edition of the newsletter!   I’m a huge fan of getting better! … Continue reading Three ways to change yourself

We might not be communicating

For the last several years I have made an effort to make friends who don't look/believe/act like I do. From racial to sexual to theological differences... I have made a lot of great friends. I've spent a lot of time drinking coffee, eating sushi, and lifting weights with my friends. I've listened... and from time … Continue reading We might not be communicating