IMG_8934-0 September 16

Think Critically… But Don’t Be Critical.

   There is a significant difference between ‘thinking critically’ and ‘being critical.’ When leaders think critically, they care about the outcome of their leadership so much that they are willing to ask the tough and uncomfortable questions that ultimately help determine the outcome of their situation.But when any of us are critical, we look for […]

To a church that I once helped plant…

   I have been blessed to help plant around 30 churches in my life. One of them is struggling My heart is heavily burdened right now as I hear multiple reports of a very sad ongoing rant between members of a church who at a time of difficulty are taking opportunity to lash out at […]

Knowing a True Christ Follower

So you stay away from the church because of all the hypocrites…  I think I see the problem. You heard people claim to be Christians and just chose to believe them.  That’s your first mistake.  Loads of folks ‘say’ they are christians and Jesus never knew them.  You have to watch their actions, attitudes and […]

Steeples, Crosses & Things That Aren’t Real Churches

 Steeples & crosses don’t make churches.  Real churches are groups of dedicated Christ followers who welcome their surrounding communities to experience and benefit from the grace and mercy of Jesus. Churches are to be life giving, encouraging, grace filled groups of Christ honoring, one-another loving, hopeful people who celebrate the goodness of God so loudly […]

forgive-but-dont-trust March 21

Someone hurt me? They tried to destroy me? How do I respond?

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Recapturing Hope is THIS WEEKEND.

The conference is this weekend.  Sunday and Monday evenings, March 8 & 9 at the in Smithland, Kentucky. The topic for this year’s Recapturing Hope Conference is the Holy Spirit. Come learn how the third person of the Trinity leads, guides, loves and cares for us… all the while providing the HOPE that we […]

Courage, Grace & Change

I have worked hard to simplify my life over the last few years.  There was a time when everything seemed so complex. I had thoughts about theology and the church and marriage and parenting and life as a whole. I had opinions about politics and friendship and community. But over time all of those things […]


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