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September 19

Recently, I was out of town on a speaking engagement and flipped on the TV searching through the channels in the hotel room. A show was on where two people were discussing some problem, and one replied to the other, “You know I’m your best friend, and I’ll tell you anything you want me to…

September 2

Have you had to recently walk through a dark time in your life? Maybe it came in the form of a broken relationship, a unwanted diagnosis, a loss of a job or even the death of a loved one. These periods of our lives can be daunting, overwhelming, and so very painful. We wonder where…

August 27

Have you ever had a question about life and someone responded, “just have faith”? In the angst of having a question it can be quite discouraging when someone gives you such a pat answer. So what does it mean to have faith?   There are two types of faith that we can discuss: Blind Faith…

August 20

Today, as I write this, I celebrate my grandfather’s birthday. He was born August 20th, 1928. He would have been 91 years old today. He passed away in 1995, but forever left a mark on my life. So many memories and stories to tell that will forever be a part of my life. He didn’t…

August 13

When I was young a piece of advice my grandfather gave me was this: Fear God and anything that can eat you! It is why the words “Shark” & “Grizzly” catch and keep my attention today. As a young boy that sounded like pretty sound advice to me, and now as a man it still…

August 6th

As a pastor I hear many complaints on a weekly level about how our country and society is turning away from God. This of course is not new news, but one has to begin to ask why is there such a turn in our culture away from God? First, we can say that humans are…

July 31

Do you struggle with prayer? Many of us do, and if you do you are not alone. Recently at our church, I’ve begun a series on the Model Prayer, often called the Lord’s prayer, in which we are attempting to answer common questions around prayer. One of those questions that we’ve asked is “Do you…

July 24

This past weekend my wife and I went with some friends to Lake Texoma to go striper fishing. It was a great time being on the water, and a lot of fun. The first question that everyone asked when we got back was how many we caught. (My wife did better than me, but that…

July 17

History is an important subject. Looking into our past gives us a sense of identity, and learning from our past helps us navigate the future. We seem to be failing in this area in our present time. You cannot rewrite history, but there is a belief in our society today that thinks you can. We…

July 10

For the believer joy is a fruit of the spirit. To know that our sins are forgiven, our account is cleared, graced bestowed, and hope granted should create an inner celebration for those who have put their faith in Christ Jesus. Therefore, as followers of Christ, our perspective of life should be different than the…