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10 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Afraid of Me

I’m a big guy… and I’m bald… and I have a goatee. At first blush you might think I belong in a biker gang or have been to prison. My boss once said I kind of look like Bam Bam Bigelo (the ex-WWF wrestler pictured above) And yes, sometimes when I preach I get fired up and loud – but …

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My Stuttering and God’s Glory

The Overview I have been a stutterer all my life. The PC way to say things when I was young was, “Joe has a speech impediment” Whatever – fact of the matter is, I stutter. I sometimes forget that I stutter because I have learned so many coping skills to help me work around problem words. If you know me, …

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Pursuing My Daughter

Recently I have noticed two things that have shown up in the life of my daughter: 1. She is growing in affection for me. She is not the most cuddly person (she gets that from her mom), but she is very loving, caring, and compassionate. (she gets that from her mom too!) But recently she has been allowing me to …

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Do You Still Have the Hots For Your Spouse?

There are tons of things that attract us to people both in personality and body type. What is it that sets someone apart for you? Smile? Sense of humor? Body style? Muscles? Awesome tattoos? Cute butt? Everyone is made differently to be physically attracted to different different things. However, I would like to propose that if you are married, your …

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Is Youth Ministry The Problem?

Recently, an article was release by Abby Carr at Charismanews.com entitled “Youth Groups Driving Christian Teens to Abandon Faith.” This is going to catch any youth pastors attention. So I read it. You can read it too if you want by clicking here. I think that Abby’s title is a little misleading and that the main trust of the argument …