By virtue of my present ministry, I talk with many who are struggling with life issues... significant life issues. Eventually in discussions the question comes up... "Why?" On my last blog I attempted to answer this question and suggest reading it for your edification. CLICK HERE. WHY does God allow varying degrees of suffering to enter His Children's life? Why do those who try to follow God find Read more [...]
When God says no to our requests, He really does know what he is doing... even in the small things. Let me explain. Last Friday I was one of eight officials calling a football camp for nine local teams. The heat index was to be 100+, which would last from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There were two fields, one was a game field, the other a practice field... down in what looked like a bowl. The official Read more [...]

A Pastor’s Failure

July 17, 2015 — 1 Comment
The greatest failure a pastor can have is not necessarily moral, it is spiritual. Failure to pray for God's people. Failure to faithfully study God's Word in preparation for Sunday's message. Church members... and many preachers... think they are faithful by visiting the hospital and members at home. I beg to differ! The best way a pastor can prove he loves the Bride of Christ is to pray for them... Read more [...]
That is the message I got from an old high school friend this morning. Honestly, I have no clue as to why other than his profanity laced message (Heavily redacted here)... "I won't ever debate anything ever again with you... it is perfectly clear to me that (your heart) is full of false doctrine." What he is referring to is a mystery to me because we didn't engage in any discussion I'm aware of. Odd Read more [...]

HUSH!

July 10, 2015 — Leave a comment
My wife once told me, "You don't have to say everything that pops into your mind!" My reply, "Honey... I don't..." (Picture in your mind a look of horror coming across her face). We've all been wounded by what people have said to and/or about us. It happens way too often in the church also. We'd ALL be better off if we held our tongue more often. Consider... (Seriously! Read these!!) Pr 17:28 Even Read more [...]