“I’m collateral damage…” 4 Thoughts for Pastor’s Schedules

These three words stopped me in my tracks yesterday and broke my heart. While on my way to a highly packed and anticipated schedule, the most unexpected moment happened. When I’m in certain a part of our state, I try to frequent a very unique store. Every item sold has a story and a mission.Continue reading ““I’m collateral damage…” 4 Thoughts for Pastor’s Schedules”

Bieber Wisdom: 6 Thoughts on the Reality of Rest

I’ll be upfront about my taste in music: I’m eclectic. I enjoy a variety of styles and artists. Lately, I’ve been indulging in Mozart and Bach while reading and writing. When studying, it’s all about Elevation, River Valley, and Hillsong. My driving music is usually jamming 80’s tunes. Yet, when the family is in theContinue reading “Bieber Wisdom: 6 Thoughts on the Reality of Rest”

A Marginal Marriage: 7 Margins to Put in Your Marriage

I’m a fan of movies. I like suspenseful movies that bring me into their world with great effects and story lines. But if there’s a type of scene that gets my anxiety up, it’s a scene of someone who is on the verge of drowning. Watching someone working with limited space to breathe, hoping for a miracle,Continue reading “A Marginal Marriage: 7 Margins to Put in Your Marriage”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Forced into the Wilderness” #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.  I’ll be honest, this might be one of my favoriteContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Forced into the Wilderness” #PivotPoint”

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”

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”

Pastor Burnout Prevention: 6 Ideas to help you find rest.

(Please note: What you are about to read is more than a pastoral issue.  It plagues far too many homes so please read in the context of your vocation.) Something has been burning in my heart a lot lately.  Between conversations with pastors and parishioners, and speaking on this subject yesterday at Northpoint Bible College, I feltContinue reading “Pastor Burnout Prevention: 6 Ideas to help you find rest.”

“What do you really do?” 10 things you shouldn’t say to a stay-at-home mom.

I’ve made the mistake. So have other husbands. Even friends, parents, in-laws, and random relatives have dropped these verbal bombs. For me, it’s as if as the words are leaving my tongue and I began to reach out to try to retrieve them.  For others, the phrases roll off the tongue with little regard for what theyContinue reading ““What do you really do?” 10 things you shouldn’t say to a stay-at-home mom.”

2 Minute Devo #31Days – “Looking for rest”

We started a new series this month called “#31Days.” What “#31Days” means is we are encouraging everyone to take the challenge of encouraging someone via social network for 31 days.  Make sure you use the hashtag! Today’s scripture: Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

2 Minute Devo: “Stop the exhaustion” Matthew 11:27-30

October is our journey through the 2 minute series called “Resurrecting Repentance”.  It’s as simple as viewing the vlog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is Matthew 11:27:30: Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows theContinue reading “2 Minute Devo: “Stop the exhaustion” Matthew 11:27-30″