What’s So Special About Christmas?


When man landed on the moon, that was big news. It was almost as if the whole world stopped to watch Neil Armstrong’s one small step for …
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Real Pastors Hurt… And Show It

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As Paul concluded his second letter to Timothy, he expressed some hurt. Demas had forsaken him. Alexander the coppersmith had caused him …
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4 Ways to Ruin Your Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a great holiday. I find that this holiday provides a great time to refresh and recharge for the final push of the year.  I …
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Live a Life of Thanksgiving

Thank You

This morning I tweeted: Good morning! Instead of 1 day of Thanksgiving, how about living a life of thanksgiving? That’s because I …
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Courage For the Small Church Pastor


This week I'm preparing a talk for my congregation from the great text found in Joshua 1:9. "Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do …
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Leadership Network: The Characteristics of Large Churches

Large Churches

The Leadership Network has just released its findings from a survey of some of America's largest churches. They've spelled out some of the …
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A Place for Spiritual Direction, Part 3


As we saw in our first article spiritual direction has long roots going back to the ministry of the Apostle Paul. In our second article we …
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Fall In Love With the “What”, Not the “How”

What How

Been talking this week how the Bible gives us the “What” we must do, but not the “How.” You can catch up Here …and  Here. We can never …
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Quick Study: Be Thankful In Tough Times

Give Thanks

“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4 NLT) When the Apostle Paul says, “Always be full of joy in …
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The Beat of a Thankful Heart

Thanks Love

What kind of heart do you have? We often describe a person’s character, strengths, and faults with an adjective attached to the word …
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