Be Good…

(Great Song to listen to while reading… somewhat unrelated, but still a great song – CLICK HERE) This is language that every parent uses as general instruction to their kids, “Be Good.” It implies being good in behavior, language, attitudes, etc. Usually family standards or some other objective reality (the Bible, Golden Rule, Expectations, etc) is how to know if …

Choose Your Filter

In photography, a filter is a camera accessory that can be inserted in the optical path, changing the look of the photo being taken (yeah, I somewhat stole that definition off the internet). In reality, a filter, no matter how cool or how regularly it’s used, will ALWAYS compromise the integrity of the pure image. Whenever I look at photos from …

Greater Things – ImpACT

WOW! I’m so pumped about Sunday at LifePoint Church! I’ll be preaching the 2nd talk in our ImpACT Series, a sermon called “Greater Things.” For real, this is going to be really good!!! Don’t miss it! If you’re reading this after the fact, you can get the video podcast HERE once it’s up. In preparation, a few thoughts: 1. Change …

Stop being Offended

I’m OFFENDED! It seems today, we live in a “culture of offenses.” Media outlets absolutely make a living on sharing (or creating) the offenses made by others. I didn’t realize I was supposed to be offended until I they told me! People love to build their camps of folks sharing offenses. It’s as if somehow we feel vindicated or justified …

Integrity Matters… really!

It always grieves me to learn about people I’m either connected to or admire who have a failure in the area of INTEGRITY. As a leader, I’m always reminded of how detrimental it can be for others when we blow our integrity. We can wound our family, hurt those we lead, further drive away those who are watching with skepticism, …

The “ONE Thing”

I love the Gospel of Luke. It’s an incredible telling of the life and ministry of Jesus. In particular, Luke 9-19 are compelling chapters, and reveal many of the profound and life-altering teachings of Jesus. The parable of the Prodigal Son, the Cost of Discipleship, and Jesus’ interaction with Zacchaeus. These are just some of the great teachings found here. …

The “Father’s” Church

This past Sunday, I wrapped up my sermon with talking about the story of The Prodigal Son. If you missed it, watch it HERE. Also, if you’re not familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son, take 2 minutes and read it HERE. This is perhaps one of my all-time favorite parables of Jesus, especially as it shapes how we …

Turning the Dirt

Ok, I’m back to blogging and excited to do some additional writing! It’s been a busy year away from this blog, but I’ll be back, especially during the 21 Day of Prayer and Fasting. I’m planning to open this year with writing through some of the Parables of Jesus. If you’re not familiar, Jesus taught some of the most amazing …