The Sweet Spot

Happy Friday! I am a master chef when it comes to microwavable foods. Oatmeal. Corndogs. Leftover pizza. You name it!  I’m basically the Bobby Flay of nuke-able nourishment ;). Yet, this was not always the …

No, you hang up!

Good Friday to You, One of my favorite early dating memories is being on the phone with Carol Ann. Though people didn’t refer to “talking” as a pre-dating stage back then, we spent hours talking …

Sorry Enough?

Good Friday to You, The pictures above are of our children when they were one-year-olds.  Trinae came into our home at 8 months. Keyan at 5 months. Though they were then our foster kids, all …

It Got Real

Good Friday to You, Wednesday night was going to be a normal small group night:  casual conversation as everyone arrives, light snacks, discussion of Scripture, sharing and prayer, and a final bit of casual conversation …

A Surprising Turn of Events

Good Friday to You, Last weekend, the Nave family took a trip down to Beggs Family Farm. Though we weren’t all able to go, most of us piled into our Suburban (affectionately called “The Burb” …

I Feel Lost

Good Friday to You, Two weekends ago, our family had the opportunity to go back “home” and worship with my Mom at Marshall Baptist. We were excited to be able to worship with Mom, Aunt …

All Was Lost

Good Friday to You,   Chris (not his real name) was a spectacular athlete.  He was one year ahead of me in school and about 7 years ahead of me in athletic ability.  He was …

Cornerstone on the Radio!

Tune into CILFM and Z100 on Thursday, Oct. 5th  between 7:20 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. to hear Pastor Michael on the radio! It’s not every day that you hear a pastor spreading his message on …

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 …