The One I Will Never Forget

Good Friday to You, After 25 years of ministry, this story of transformation may still be my favorite: His metamorphosis happened early in my ministry. Before I headed off to seminary.  Before I figured out …

Remembered…Like Thomas?

Good Friday to You, In one word, how would you like to be remembered? Think, ______ + insert your name. Loving Lauren. Courageous Carl. Spiritual Seth. Caring Corrine. I’ll go with Integritous Michael. Hey, if I’m …

Best Day Ever

Good Friday to You, The things my kids sometimes say… I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. There have been TV shows built around those “darndest” nuggets coming out of their mouths. Trinae has a new …

Defining Moments

Good Friday to You, This weekend, I have the privilege of teaching what might be my favorite Old Testament story. I hesitate making this statement because of the countless stories of God working in the …

Who’s been living back here?

Good Friday to You, Carol Ann is very neat and organized. Messiness bothers her. She was also raised by a father who has always kept his vehicles meticulously clean. So, when our vehicles are dirty… …

You Have Not Because You Ask Not…

Happy Friday Everyone! I’ll be honest. One of my biggest struggles as a young Christian revolved around the issue of prayer. Specifically, I had a hard time believing that it really had much of an …

You Have It

Good Friday to You, That day seems like both a “lifetime ago” and “not that long ago” all at the same time. A lifetime ago, because in 2005 I was preaching in a suit and …

Swerve

Good Friday to You, This image represents my favorite personal illustration of “it.” Though you may be a little troubled by my thoughts, you have had related experiences. It happened most frequently back in my …

Reality Sets In

Good Friday to You, December 17, 2016. That was the day reality set in on my most recent personal adventure. My fun plan to go from “couch to Marathon” in 7.5 months was no longer fun at …

How Did This Happen?

Good Friday to You, Here we go again! How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday…   As of Thursday night, we officially have two sons who have graduated from high school. I still …