Fighting Change: 4 Thoughts on Change in Your Marriage

It seems to me that people don’t like change. Even those that proclaim how much they enjoy change, usually are speaking to specific changes they prefer and not necessarily all change. But isn’t “change” part of how we fell in love? We met someone who was of a different sex, from a different family, withContinue reading “Fighting Change: 4 Thoughts on Change in Your Marriage”

What does the future of your marriage look like? 3 Questions to Ask

I’m not married to the same woman I married back in 1998. Let me clarify. I’m married to the same human, but she’s not the same person. Really, neither one of us are. Marriage wasn’t meant to be a change of a title (single to married) or a feat to accomplish. Marriage is raw materialContinue reading “What does the future of your marriage look like? 3 Questions to Ask”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Seven-Day Church”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Sunday, we continued our currentContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Seven-Day Church””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Hot Seat” #FromThisDaySeries

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Today we continued our annual marriage series with our Kfirst community. ClickContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Hot Seat” #FromThisDaySeries”

Navigating the Seasons of the Soul – Spring: The Season of New Beginnings

On Sunday, we continued our series “Catching Foxes” with our Kfirst community. Our focus has been on what the Word of God says about our emotions. This past Sunday, we looked at the seasons that our emotions can go through.  And we’re taking days this week to specifically focus on each one of the seasons. (Click here for Sunday’s notes.)Continue reading “Navigating the Seasons of the Soul – Spring: The Season of New Beginnings”

Drop Your Resolutions: 3 Thoughts About Changes in Your Marriage

A few days ago, I sat at around a table and we talked about resolutions. I’ll be honest, I’m just not a proponent of them. Why? Because they tend to be an “all or nothing” mentality. If you’re struggling to take steps toward them, you quit. If you didn’t reach the full “resolution” then you didn’tContinue reading “Drop Your Resolutions: 3 Thoughts About Changes in Your Marriage”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Pivot into Progress” #PivotPoint

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and long workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.  We wrapped up our series at Kfirst. “Pivot Point” has been our studyContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Pivot into Progress” #PivotPoint”

Our Kfirst Values: Growth requires change

I started a series a few weeks back about the values of our church community. Here at Kfirst, our mission is our passion:  We make it simple for people to find and follow Jesus. And our values guide us towards that goal. Check out last weeks by clicking on the value statement: Week 1 – Everyone is Significant. Week 2 – WeContinue reading “Our Kfirst Values: Growth requires change”

Pastors and Pastor’s Wives: 5 Reason to Change Armour

One of the biggest challenges I’ve found in pastoral ministry, has been the “hand-me-downs.”  These, quite simply, are church and pastoral expectations formed by previous experiences, both good and bad, that get handed down or passed onto a new pastor whether he/she like it or not.  These ideas are filled with comparisons and assumption, hopeContinue reading “Pastors and Pastor’s Wives: 5 Reason to Change Armour”

Done with Guilt: Recap of 10 items from Sunday at KFirst #ChangeTheStation

We’re coming out of week 2 of our series “Change the Station” and Anne and I had quite a few requests for some of the notes  from the message, “Get Tuned In” as we dealt with the issue of guilt.   Scripture: Romans 7:18-25; 8:1-6; 26-39 The state of your life is usually a reflection ofContinue reading “Done with Guilt: Recap of 10 items from Sunday at KFirst #ChangeTheStation”