My Friend Leon: 3 Ways You can Get Community in Your Life

Last Sunday, I was doing an introduction for a friend who was bringing the message at Kfirst. Jp Dorsey brought an outstanding word to our congregation that I have been chewing on ever since the weekend. If you were not able to join us, check it out here. In my intro for Jp, there was aContinue reading “My Friend Leon: 3 Ways You can Get Community in Your Life”

Pastoring in a Vacuum: 4 Ways to Invite Much Needed Connection

In my backpack, apart from my laptop, you’ll find 3 essentials. My iPad, my journal, and a book I’m reading (don’t judge me for not saying “bible” as it’s always accessible on my phone and/or tablet). The reasons for these three: My iPad for my bible and my tunes A book positions me to be stretchedContinue reading “Pastoring in a Vacuum: 4 Ways to Invite Much Needed Connection”

20 Years of Ministry, 20 Lessons I’ve Learned, and So Much More to Grasp

This week marks a monumental week for Anne and myself. 20 years ago, we began this ministry journey together. May 4, 1997 marks our first official day of ministry as pastors (insert Star Wars Day jokes and puns). I remember pacing the hallway in the office area prior to the service that day. College graduation was justContinue reading “20 Years of Ministry, 20 Lessons I’ve Learned, and So Much More to Grasp”

Chips are Bad for the Heart: 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Minister with a Chip on Your Shoulder

I think most people can admit that, deep down, you have a love for chip.  Save your comments on saturated fats and cholesterol, I know they’re not healthy, but can we just admit, that apart from the health factors, chips taste amazing? As you are reading this, most likely you are imagining not just aContinue reading “Chips are Bad for the Heart: 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Minister with a Chip on Your Shoulder”

Anniversary Blog for My Parents: 43 Lessons They Taught Me About Ministry

There’s a lot of who I am that is certainly what God has shaped through His presence while using my own personality. And there’s also a tremendous amount of ministry philosophy and practics that were modeled by (IMO) the greatest ministry mentors a pastor could have: my parents. Don’t get me wrong, as they’ll tellContinue reading “Anniversary Blog for My Parents: 43 Lessons They Taught Me About Ministry”

Pastor to Pastor: Master the Mundane

Every day I get to wake up and do my dream job. It’s not necessarily how I envisioned my life as a child (or a teenager for that matter), but it has become what feeds the passion of my soul. I think that’s really what the “dream job” looks like. It’s that fit, that situation,Continue reading “Pastor to Pastor: Master the Mundane”

The Pastor’s Wife: 2 Thoughts on Dealing with Loneliness

Something I heard early in ministry was “ministry is a lonely place.” And it CAN be a lonely place, but it DOESN’T have to be that way. What I learned was that the enemy works in isolation, but God works in community. Being a pastor’s wife isn’t always easy. Relationships and friendships can be difficult or complicated. InContinue reading “The Pastor’s Wife: 2 Thoughts on Dealing with Loneliness”

Pastor to Pastor: Stop Quitting On Monday

  For years, I’ve heard the old adage from Pastors: I quit my job almost every Monday Honestly, I get it….but please stop. (From the get-go of this blog for pastors, I want to speak into this thing of “The Calling” upon your life. The greatest calling you can have upon your life has nothingContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: Stop Quitting On Monday”

PKs: 7 Thoughts For Pastors About Their Kids

If you’ve ever heard the term, “PK” then you’ve been in church a while. It’s part of an exclusive club that requires one thing: You must have a parent as a pastor (unless you are the child of a missionary…then you’re an “MK”). I wouldn’t say I’m a “true PK” because I didn’t become oneContinue reading “PKs: 7 Thoughts For Pastors About Their Kids”

Touch Your Own Bride: 5 Questions for Pastors and Their Marriages

I’m trying to get back to my “normal routine.”  A month of a literal blur of a schedule has left me clutching my coffee and pondering the thoughts that have been jotted down from services and meetings. One in particular hasn’t let go of my mind. Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús, better known as Pastor Choco, is the headContinue reading “Touch Your Own Bride: 5 Questions for Pastors and Their Marriages”