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"
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"
What is maturity? What is the greatest quality of someone who is mature? Does someone who is mature realize they are mature or is it really immature to think you’re mature? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself lately. The questions arise mainly from the start of another season coaching high school […]Read more "What Is Maturity?"
Call me “Old Fashioned”, but I really do love ROAD TRIPS. It kinda seems like a part of American life that’s been forgotten with a lot of the emerging generation. Today, on a road trip back home from our family vacation, we headed north on I95 through the Carolinas and of course, passed the millions […]Read more "Why I Love Road Trips"