My Responsibility

Each part of my life carries its own unique responsibilities. Family, work, friends, church, all have their individual needs that must be tended to.  As a pastor I have certain responsibilities that are required of me. They are varied but all are important – caring for the congregation, peace-making, counseling, administration, writing, speaking. But none …

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Wading Into Love

In several days I'm leaving for the storm ravaged coast of Mississippi to help the hurricane Katrina victims. This will be my second trip to the area. Twenty two from our fellowship are coming along to help. Why are we wading into love? Because Jesus said to do it. He didn't specifically speak to me …

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Doing Our Job

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Matt. 5:7 Mercy is defined by Webster as “kindness and compassion.” The Greek word has the same meaning – “compassionate.” This is an area that evangelicals could improve. There has often been a great divide between personal faith and ministry. Ministry is improperly viewed as something …

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In Search of Wanda (Pt. 2) or Thoughts on a Pastoral Retreat

Blue Ridge, Georgia. My thoughts: Beautiful! Peaceful. Blank stares from the locals. Mountains. God. Abundant Grace. Sovereign God. Fellowship as it was meant to be. The right moment at the right time. We had a violent spring storm complete with a fantastic lightening show. It happened in the early afternoon. My friend Bob was napping …

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In Search of Wanda (Pt.1) or Thoughts on a Pastoral Retreat

We never really found her, but in our quest for Wanda we discovered each other and the God who had made us. Wanda became the focal point. She symbolized in a comical way the five day journey of seeking God, discovering one another and traveling the darkened paths of our souls that we rarely traverse. …

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