Being Honest About My Marriage

Cheryl and I both are in our second marriage. Most people in our church know this, because I have shared it numerous times. If you don’t, listen to the podcasts. I certainly don’t share it every week. If it bothers you for me to be a pastor there’s not much I can do about it now and I will not try to convince you. My story is my story. I can’t change it. The purpose of this post is not to defend my qualifications. I know what happened in my situation and where I stand with God. His grace has been more than sufficient in my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today apart from the experiences of my life, good and bad. [...] Continue Reading…

Great Friends and Good Times…No Pressure

Ted and Robyn Randall have only been in our life a few months, but they will never know how much their friendship has already meant to us. We have several friends like them, but last night we spent some time at Richard’s Café in White’s Creek with the Randall’s. [...] Continue Reading…

If I Had A Daughter…

Most people who know me well know I would have loved having a daughter. I have two of the greatest sons any father could ask for and I wouldn’t trade them for anyone, but there’s a part of me that envies the dads of daughters I know. As much as I think it would scare me to have one (I think I’d probably make them cry daily not meaning to), I often wish I did. It makes me really hope that someday I will have two special daughter-in-laws (I have my eye on one already. No pressure!) and granddaughters. I plan to spoil them greatly! [...] Continue Reading…

My Sobering Experience Today

We have traveled as a family on the mission field to some of the poorest parts of the world. We have witnessed firsthand those who truly have nothing. Today, right in our own community, we were reminded how blessed we are as a family and not to take what God has allowed us to have for granted. [...] Continue Reading…

10 Characteristics of Good Leadership

This is a random post, but I was thinking about leadership again today. There are many leaders I know who certainly have responsibility for an organization, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider them “good leaders”. (This is not aimed at anyone specific; so don’t read it as such. If the shoe fits…) [...] Continue Reading…

10 Values of My Starbucks Visit

The same type experience happens every Sunday night when Cheryl and I make our weekly Wal Mart trip. I am thinking I may need to do this more often.

Do you have similar experiences when you are out in public? How do your convert those experiences into ministry opportunities? [...] Continue Reading…

One Principle of Leadership Leaders Must Understand

Not everyone will agree with you and/or even like you. If you lead anything, someone will disagree with your decisions and you will divide people into different opinions. (There has never been a president with 100% approval ratings.) Leaders must be prepared to lead towards the vision of the organization, even when it means losing approval ratings. [...] Continue Reading…