• Breathe…

    As I am praying and preparing for the next ministry opportunity here at St. Mark UMC, this entry in my personal journal from about two weeks ago served as a good reminder. Time is not running out. Breathe. Don’t focus on the results, instead focus on the journey that you are on. Pay attention to… Continue Reading

  • Dear Churches, Don’t Do This

    This was an Easter flyer that a church left on our door (on both doors — front door and the door to the family room) during Holy Week to announce their Easter Worship. There is no way that was an accident. I’ve tried to see how it may have “accidentally” flew from the screen door handle to… Continue Reading

  • New Sermon Series: Jacob’s Ladder

    This Sunday, we begin a new sermon series: Jacob’s Ladder: Surely the LORD was in this place & I did not know it! We’re going to be spending 5 weeks on the same passage (Genesis 28:10-18), but really focus on verse 16: “Surely the Lord was in this place and I did not know it!”… Continue Reading

  • Jon Acuff and His Advice

    I like Jon Acuff. I think he’s funny. I wish I had his sense of humor. He’s also the one that came up with one of my favorite Christian phrases: The Jesus Juke which I use often. I thoroughly enjoyed his Stuff Christians Like and thought it was hilarious, though a few people very close to… Continue Reading

  • Which One Will You Feed?

    An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside of us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealously, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather,… Continue Reading