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Joyfully Making Disciples

Praying through Trials

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. -James 1:2-3 I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with James. In the... Continue Reading →

Freedom in Christ

In 1776, our forefathers joined together against tyranny, which eventually lead to 13 colonies becoming the United States of America. On Tuesday, we celebrate the bravery of those men who will become our founding fathers and celebrate the independence we... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Dad

On my computer I have a file folder simply titled “Funerals.” In that file there are nearly one-hundred separate funeral services I have conducted in 15 years of pastoral ministry. One is simply titled “Dad.” Dad lost his battle with... Continue Reading →

Constancy in Christ

It's funny how quickly things become constants in our lives, seemingly without our notice. Almost two and a half years ago, I walked into an animal shelter and walked out with a dog. For two and a half years that... Continue Reading →

Love in the Midst of Tragedy

Monday night, 22 people lost their lives in a cowardly act of terrorism in Manchester, UK. As people are identified, we grieve for those lost in this senseless act of violence. With the community banding together and posts from around... Continue Reading →

Practical Discipleship: 3 ways discipleship shows itself in everyday life.

Often times, we get stuck in the grand gestures of life. I know I can get paralyzed by the fact that I can never be Elijah or Paul or Peter. Their ministries had flashy and moments of grandeur that I... Continue Reading →

The Laundry Crusade

Every mother can relate to the challenges of laundry. As I raised five children, I loathed the loads and never ending loads of tiny clothes.  The abundance of socks that needed matching. The food and grass stains that required attention.... Continue Reading →

Where Do You Find Satisfaction?

Satisfaction. It’s a word we use all the time. We can be satisfied with our work, our house, our life. People can satisfy us in many ways, both personally and professionally. Satisfaction comes when you receive what you want or... Continue Reading →

God at Work

The book of Ruth begins with a placeholder ”the time of Judges”. The book of Judges is a book of desperation, of people scorning God and suffering the consequences of turning away. The history of that time period is one... Continue Reading →

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