Everything for Good

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33



Breathe In

I came across a definition to the word "INSPIRE" that I haven't been able to stop by thinking about. As we talked in a ministry team meeting about encouraging people I felt that the word "encourage" was a little flat…


Just What I Always Needed!!!

My youngest son is 12, just about to turn 13. I can remember this season of Christmas presents when I was his age. You know the one where the kid is growing so fast you can't keep them in shoes…


What's the Point of Church? - Part 2

Last month, I shared that one of the reasons we invite people to church, one of the core ideas for why we encourage people to be present in public worship is because of the intentionality within worship of "Communion" with…


What's the Point of Church? - Part 1

Why do you go to church? Seriously, I assume you're reading this, but I'd like to know why you go to church... or why you don't go. What did you hope would happen there? How did you hope you would…

The Mask and The Maker

 "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." -…

Through All Generations

"I will sing of the Lord's Great Love forever, with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations" - Psalm 89:1-2

I'm really excited to celebrate a story I want to share with you, one that is…

Never Arrive

"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to

"Dad... Pastor Your Family"

"Dad Pastor your families!"  That was the message at the Simply Youth Conference in 2011 that I heard loudest and most clearly.  I had gone with the hope of understanding college and high school ministry better and while it was…

Jesus Willingness, My Rest

"The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down

Love and Pity (You are loved!)

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13

As I sat listening to the bible reading for a wedding I played for recently, I was reminded of the…


Worship is Seeing

"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.  I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your


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