My Personal Spiritual Growth System

In our recent series “Hunger” at Grace Community Church, I shared a system I have used for spiritual growth that has helped me mature. I had numerous people ask me the following week to describe the details of my “system”. It really isn’t anything scientific or deeply thought out, but has helped me greatly. […] Continue Reading…

Well Meaning Questions Better Left Unasked

We all at times say things we shouldn�t say. Recently, while talking to someone that was recently offended by awkward questions about her life, I was reminded that there is a few questions that, while probably well-meaning or just conversational questions, are better left unasked unless you know the other person well. Some questions are simply not good conversational questions and they are actually more hurtful than helpful. […] Continue Reading…

Continuing Thanksgiving Family Traditions

An annual tradition my family has observed since my boys were old enough to write has been setting aside some time Thanksgiving weekend to share the “Top 10” things we were thankful for that year. I must confess that this past year, while I did compile my list (I posted it HERE on this blog), we never found time to sit together and share them. […] Continue Reading…

5 Reasons Real Men Love Bed & Breakfasts

For those that do not know me, I would not normally be considered a “soft” man. (No joking allowed here from our staff…Remember I have power!) I am not into many things considered “girly”. Cheryl and I often joke that she could have chosen romantic or comedic. Well…at least I keep her laughing! Still, depending on the place we are visiting, this man often prefers to stay in a bed and breakfast to a hotel. […] Continue Reading…

Leading In A Way That Solicits Respect And Loyalty

The story of Abraham and his oldest servant is a great picture of the leadership style Abraham must have exhibited. As Abraham was dying, he called his oldest servant to him and asked for his help carrying out his final wishes. Read the servant’s response in the passage here: […] Continue Reading…

Your Life Can Change In One Day

That really leaves me with one question for you: How are you allowing your “one days” to shape your life? Is there something in your life you know you need to be doing, some change of direction you need to make, some new commitment, but so far, you have not been obedient to what you know to do? Could this be a day you surrender to the will of God for your life? Will this be the day you begin to head your life in the direction you actually want it to end? Will the resolve you make today carry you towards the vision you have for your life? […] Continue Reading…