2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Time to Shut Up” #marriage

June is our journey through some scripture selections on the topic of Marriage.  I want to invite you to join me. It’s as simple as looking at the blog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is James 1:19: James 1:19 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow toContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Time to Shut Up” #marriage”

Reverse Prosperity and 5 things I want @kalamazoofirst to know

I find myself waking up with a grateful heart full of thanks for an amazing congregation to serve and a city to reach. I celebrate 11 people placing their trust in Christ at our Sunday gathering.   God is so stinkin’ good. My morning devo’s led me to 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and I found myself being challengedContinue reading “Reverse Prosperity and 5 things I want @kalamazoofirst to know”

Missional opportunities for @kalamazoofirst

I love reading  blogs (most of which are on marriage and family).  Last week, I came across this blog post and knew I had to share it.  I know I could have easily retweeted it.  But I wanted to look for a way to give it a bit more emphasis as to not blend intoContinue reading “Missional opportunities for @kalamazoofirst”

Information for a free gift…and 5 things for @kalamazoofirst

Top of the morning to ya!  It’s Monday so get some coffee and buckle up for a great week. I laugh at Facebook links, Twitter links, and the spam emails that simply say, “Click here for a free gift.” The ad isn’t funny. It’s knowing that we are so desperate to get “free” stuff thatContinue reading “Information for a free gift…and 5 things for @kalamazoofirst”

I only like people who like what I like…and 5 things for @kalamazoofirst

I had to laugh at Rick Warren’s tweet yesterday morning: “You don’t get credit for only loving people who believe (or vote) like you do.” We tend to like people who like what we like…we show compassion for them…we cut them slack. To the others, we criticize. We are short.  We don’t have time forContinue reading “I only like people who like what I like…and 5 things for @kalamazoofirst”

“Admit it…Shut up”

Happy Monday! I’m still laughing at that TRUTH yesterday: “When you’re wrong: Admit it. When you’re right: Shut up.”  I laugh, not because I thought it’d be funny to say.  But I looked at this TRUTH like hitting your elbow; it hurts, but for some reason, laughter is the reaction that comes out.  For me,Continue reading ““Admit it…Shut up””