I Can’t Put My Babies In A Basket

My wife does not write often, but when she does, she cuts to the heart. Many friends of hers on Facebook have already had the opportunity to read this and it has received so many encouraging comments that I felt it …

God Wrote A Book

Over the past 11 years, there has been no ministry that has built into my life as a believer and pastor more than Desiring God – the ministry and preaching of John Piper. I have listened to hundreds of sermons, …

Drawing Out Deep Waters

This verse in Proverbs chapter 20 is a part of a larger section of proverbs that deals with the discerning the character of people. Solomon was the master of reading people because God has given him a unique gift of …

What Does Jesus Say About Money?

For the past several weeks I have been preparing for a sermon on generosity and I have been amazed at all of the different ways Jesus talks about money/resources and how they affect our lives. Talking about money in church …

To Tithe or Not to Tithe

I’m preaching about generosity at my church this weekend and money always stirs up lots of questions: Should I tithe? what is a tithe? Where do we get that idea? How much should I give? Where should I give? Do …

Parents, School is Not That Important

Okay – so I may have pulled a little bait and switch with the title. School is important. In fact – I like school. My wife teaches school. I’m currently going to big kid school. I’m a big fan of education in …

I Work With Messy People (and I love it)

At our staff meeting this morning one of the members of our staff shared some things from their life – hard things that have caused pain and have brought tears. Later I shared with them some of the choices that …

Prayers for Streetsboro

On the last Thursday of every month, our staff meeting involves an extended time of prayer. This month the focus is on our communities. I’m unique within our staff as I’m the only one from way out in the Boro. …