Shed the Shame: 4 Ways Shame Adds A Burden to Our Marriage

There’s a gentleman in our church community who’s introduced me and my son to backpacking. Ethan and I have fallen in love with it. We talk about it frequently as, every time we go, we enjoy it immensely and learn something new to apply to our next experience.  That, by itself, would make a goodContinue reading “Shed the Shame: 4 Ways Shame Adds A Burden to Our Marriage”

Pastor to Pastor: 4 Thoughts About Wearing Your Own Shoes

Pastoring is pressure. In other news, water is wet and the Detroit Lions are disappointing. There are a number of “pressure” statements that we as pastors hear. There are very few bigger pressure statements than this one: “You have big shoes to fill.” In almost 20 years of ministry, I’ve held 3 positions and IContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 4 Thoughts About Wearing Your Own Shoes”

Sucking The Joy From Your Life! 10 things I want you to know about comparison.

Anne and I have different running styles.  The fact is this: We love to run, but there really is nothing similar about the WAY we run. Anne runs much greater distances but at a slower pace.  I run at a much faster pace but at shorter distances.  When we run together, the distance she wants to run makes meContinue reading “Sucking The Joy From Your Life! 10 things I want you to know about comparison.”

The Comparison Conundrum

My kids have been into riddles lately.  The bonus for me: I’ve heard all of the ones they’ve been telling me and it’s sent them on a journey to find a riddle that, one I haven’t heard, and two a riddle that would stump me. Cammi and Ethan are trying to find the right “conundrum.”Continue reading “The Comparison Conundrum”