I Don’t Get It

Good Friday! It had become my nightly ritual:  my face wet and swollen, buried in the pillow on the top bunk in my closet-sized dorm room. How was this fair?! I had just lost my …

Ignorance is Bliss

Good Friday to You, The year Parker was born (1999), I became the pastor of First Baptist Church of Shelburn, Indiana. The church had provided a nice parsonage for us to live in, but it …

Was I in Mommy’s Belly?

Good Friday to You, Where do babies come from? I have five children ranging in age from 5 to 20 years old, so the “birds and the bees” discussion is not a new one at …

Cut the End Off

Good Friday to You, There is a fun story told of a mother who taught her daughter to cut off the end of the ham before cooking it for Thanksgiving dinner. Year after year, the …

I Don’t Have It

Good Friday to You, Tom confidently told me, “I don’t have the spiritual gift of mercy.” It was the first time I had ever heard him make this declaration. He made the statement so assertively …

Take ‘em to Court

Good Friday to You, Adam is a good friend of mine. He is one of our Elders at Cornerstone. He is a husband and father of four (William recently adopted from the Philippines). Professionally, Adam …

What Are You Doing?

Good Friday to You, “What are you doing?” When casually asked, this question functions as a great conversation starter. Asked a little more seriously, it gets to the heart of motivation. And when firmly asked, …

Team or Individual?

Good Friday to You, Team or Individual… which do you prefer? Life can be busy.  Schedules are often difficult to coordinate.  So, when I added running to my life (about a year ago), it soon became …