Category: Leader

Hello Fear

What do we do when we are afraid? To answer that question, we need to know what is scaring us. Different fears create different reactions. For instance, if we are afraid of… The dark, we turn on a light. Losing our job, we look… Continue Reading “Hello Fear”

Floaties & Strangers

One day, when my oldest son was 4 years old, we were playing together at a pool. He still did not know how to swim, but as long as he had Floaties on his arms, he was fearless. He would jump into the water… Continue Reading “Floaties & Strangers”

Blinded

I have people in my circle of influence who do not understand the relationship I have with Jesus Christ. It burdens me. It actually makes my heart sad. I want them to know the spiritual truths that have set me free. I want them… Continue Reading “Blinded”

Is it Safe?

Have you heard the chatter? There is talk that our nation is preparing to reopen. The lifting or modification of some of the Stay at Home orders is creating both excitement and anxiety. Isn’t it interesting how the news brings both hope and worry?… Continue Reading “Is it Safe?”

I Can’t Hear

Sometimes, the hardest voice to hear is God’s. People think I never have a problem hearing from God, but that’s not true. I can think of three reasons why I can’t hear God’s voice sometimes: God does not scream. His voice does not drown… Continue Reading “I Can’t Hear”

Marathon Fear

Fear can paralyze us. I remember watching a video of the bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. I was amazed as I watched the people’s reactions near the explosions. Most people ran away from the explosions. A loud boom…smoke…sirens…yelling. A… Continue Reading “Marathon Fear”

The Uninvited Guest

I received a nasty email last week. Don’t feel sorry for me. I get disagreeable emails occasionally. It comes with the privilege of being a pastor. I only bring this one up because of the circumstances going on in our world. The person who… Continue Reading “The Uninvited Guest”

Empty Churches

As we approach Easter Sunday, my faith celebrates, but I am sad. I’m not sad because Christ left something undone. I’m sad because I will not be able to celebrate His resurrection with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I wish my faith was… Continue Reading “Empty Churches”

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

A few days ago I finished reading a biography titled Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. Hudson Taylor was an English doctor who accepted the call to become a missionary to China in the second half of the 18th Century. He was 21 years old when… Continue Reading “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret”

Rewards

Over the years I have discovered that many people see God’s Word as a rule book. When they read it or when it is shared with them, they perceive it as a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts”. I guess in some ways the… Continue Reading “Rewards”

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