Tomorrow is a HUGE day in the life of my family and for me personally as a father. My wife and I (along with other family members) will watch our oldest daughter, Michaela, walk across a stage and graduate from Lourdes High School. The last few weeks and months have been a confluence of many […]Read more "Letting Go"
A friend recently shared these simple words by Charles R. Swindoll with me and I thought they were just too good to not pass along: He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26 “This may shock you, but I believe the single most […]Read more "The Single Most Significant Decision"
WARNING: Indecisive & wishy-washy Christian men may find this post hard to read. Over the years, I’ve found myself in the middle of too many sticky marriage situations as a pastor. These are always very awkward and uncomfortable for the couple but probably the most for the third person in the room, the pastor. It […]Read more "Indecisive Christian Men"
What an amazing day yesterday for VALLEY Christian Church. We’re in week six of our REAL Marriage campaign and God continues to shower blessings upon our church. Not only do we continue to hear incredible stories of God healing and restoring broken marriages, but we also baptized 36 followers of Jesus Christ last night! This […]Read more "You and Your Whole Household"
This Sunday, May 20th, marks the 22nd anniversary of the day I was ordained as a pastor at VALLEY Christian Church. It also represents another milestone in my life, I’ve now been a pastor for half of my life (ordained at age 22). The journey over the years has been a growth and learning experience […]Read more "Reflections On 22 Years Of Ministry"
You work, you sweat, you sacrifice and then the day arrives. It all pays off and you know that despite all that you put into it, the sum is so much greater than the total of the parts. That’s what’s on my mind lately. At VALLEY Christian Church, we have a dream that God put […]Read more "Plan, Prepare, Expect to Win"
Safety has become one of the highest and most cherished virtues in our culture today. When we were kids, we rode bikes without helmets, drank water out of the ditch, didn’t go to the doctor unless we had a fever for more than two days, didn’t ride in car seats (and rode in the “back […]Read more "The Sin of Safety"