Pastor Blogs

  • The Joy Will Come

    I received unexpected news recently. The kind of news that made my heart hurt and tears burn my eyes. I felt the pressure of its weight on my entire being. David’s words in Psalm 6 mirrored the feelings in my heart, “I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; […]

  • Why We Need a Bigger View of God

    Our tendency is to put God at the center of our universe and treat Him as a sort of crystal ball or magic genie who is all about us and our happiness. The problem is, this makes for a much smaller God than the one represented in the Bible. The most powerful perspective change we […]

  • Journal As a Pathway to Joy

    Maybe you’ve never thought of journaling as a spiritual discipline. It’s seemed like something only for the most narcissistic of introverts, or cute for adolescent girls, but impractical for adults. What, me? Journal? I’m much too occupied with today and tomorrow to give any more time to yesterday. You might be right. Maybe your idea of journaling […]

  • The Way to Find Your Life Is to Lose It

    Success is something we place a lot of value on in the culture in which we live. We place a high value on achieving, on pushing forward and climbing higher and grasping at what we perceive as success. This comes as a result of our spirit of conquest and our competitive natures. But God’s Kingdom […]

  • The Fox News Channel Wasn't Good for My Soul

    On November 7, 2012, I stopped watching the Fox News Channel (FNC). That might not seem like a big deal if you didn’t know that I probably averaged 7-10 hours a week for years. I was a news junkie. I LOVED watching the news, hearing different angles on the news, and listening to incredibly smart commentators share […]

  • Leadership and Laughter

    Last night I was doing my regular Thursday night thing – watching the comedy shows back to back on NBC (like I have for years). I was reflecting on how good and healthy it was to laugh and unwind. Then I was reminded of some of the best leadership advice someone ever gave me: Don’t take yourself […]

  • Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

    Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at Macworld Expo 2007, and I got my first one a year later. I can’t remember life without it. For seven years an iPhone has always been within my reach, there to wake me in the morning, there to play my music library, there to keep my calendar, there to […]

  • Dare to Be More Than a Copy

    The world around us lives by values that are the product of its dominant philosophies such as materialism (“things” matter more than anything), humanism (we are all basically good without God’s help), and secularism (the majority determines right from wrong without God’s Word). Each of these, and many other false ways of thinking, results in […]