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 youngest daughter, Sophia, walk across a stage and graduate from Lourdes High School. The last few weeks and months have been a confluence of many […]Read more "Here We Go"
This is an excellent post by my friend, Bishop Joe Mattera. Check it out on the link below … http://josephmattera.org/ten-things-pastors-wish-their-congregations-understood-about-them/Read more "TEN THINGS PASTORS WISH THEIR CONGREGATIONS UNDERSTOOD ABOUT THEM"
Last Sunday, at VALLEY Christian Church, I taught on the story of Gideon from Judges 6 & 7. It’s an amazing story where God gives Gideon’s army the victory despite being outnumbered 450 to 1! Gideon was victorious even though he had an Underdog mentality that said, “The Odds Are Against Me”. The climax of […]Read more "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
Really excited about another Marriage Matters gathering tonight at VALLEY Christian Church. This time, we’ve fielded questions for the last week or so online and my wife, Susie and I, are prepping Biblical and practical answers both from our own 23 years of marriage as well as two decades of pastoring. Here’s a sample of […]Read more "Marriage Q&A"
I didn’t see the VMA’s or Miley Cyrus’ performance Sunday night. I have heard a lot of chatter about it on social media though. A friend posted a link to this post and I thought it was just to honest and real not to pass on. We need more Fathers and Mothers that parent this […]Read more "Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you"
In just a few short weeks, we will drop off our oldest daughter, Michaela at Liberty University to continue to pursue God’s plan for her life. For those parents with kids who will soon be college age, you owe it to yourself and your student to make LU one of the stops on your college […]Read more "Oh, Those College Days!"
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"
A while ago, while attending a meeting at another church, I noticed the youth pastor there pull the hair of one of the girls in the church when she wasn’t looking. When she turned around in shock, he smiled and said, “Hi”. His juvenile antics not only made me immediately lose respect for him, but […]Read more "7 Ways to Connect With Your Teen"