There is a difference in claiming belief in the cross of Jesus and actually following Jesus. If you follow Him, he will bring you back to another cross somewhere down the road. It is not the cross but it is a cross. This cross is a rite of passage for the Christian and also a … Continue reading The Other Cross
5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study
Yesterday marked the first completion of reading the Bible through in a year for me. 2019 was a great year of faith building and growth in Christ and I believe this was largely due to a consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. Here I'm compiling five things that made the most … Continue reading 5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study
One Truly Remarkable MOMent
As early as 5 years of age I can remember believing our neighbor Bruce was an evil bachelor living across the street. I had convinced myself I'd seen him circling our house and that he'd taken my big wheel! My mom was wise to my lies but played along anyway. She traipsed over to his house to "give him what … Continue reading One Truly Remarkable MOMent
How to Give a Better Dinner Speech
I love my job. I'm a pastor on staff at a church outside of Kansas City Missouri. Once a month we host newer attendees at an informal gathering which is a strategic part of our next steps process. It works well in connecting people that want to get involved at our church. Our pastors all sit … Continue reading How to Give a Better Dinner Speech
How to Apologize like a Boss
While driving my son back from an orthodontist appointment he pointed out a grammatical error on a sign over a feeding center owned and operated by a local church. The sign says "Fishes 'N' Loaves". I wonder how many people see that sign and completely discount that church as irrelevant based on nothing else. For all we … Continue reading How to Apologize like a Boss
Walk it off!
Most athletes have heard this age-old maxim from a coach – "Walk it off." The assumption in the voice says "You're fine... right?" One wise word I actually heard on a basketball court – "If you're not bleeding from your throat, than shut up." Some coaches just have it, and can get players to perform … Continue reading Walk it off!