712.225.2667 [email protected]
Praisers or Appraisers?

Praisers or Appraisers?

It’s been said, “A critic is someone who is quick on the flaw,” and our world is full of people like that. Unfortunately, so is the church. In his excellent book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, Chuck Swindoll wrote, “People in ministry are like lightning rods....
Even Rats Have Hope

Even Rats Have Hope

Can you remember a time of greater global hopelessness than what we’re seeing right now? I can’t and I’ve witnessed a lot in my lifetime: The Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, Watts riots of 1965, the shooting of...
Can’t Live Life in a Bubble

Can’t Live Life in a Bubble

Can’t Live Life in a Bubble Earlier this month NBA players finally arrived in Orlando to hopefully restart the NBA season. They are doing it in Orlando, at Disney World, in a BUBBLE. Well not a literal bubble, but one they’ve attempted to build around the...
Don’t Settle for Substitutes

Don’t Settle for Substitutes

When we were kids we rarely if ever had major brand products in our home. For example, we didn’t have Coke products. We drank a substitute: Shasta Cola. We were told it was just like Coca Cola. It wasn’t. We never had Dr. Pepper in our home. We had Mr. Pibb instead....
Don’t Waste a Crisis

Don’t Waste a Crisis

Politicians are famous for saying, “Never waste a crisis.” Usually referring to a short window of opportunity to quickly and effectively raise money for their campaigns or get their political agendas pushed through because people are consumed with something else. John...
When the Storm Comes

When the Storm Comes

Several years ago I shared a two-part series on the storms of life. The first message was called, Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? The second was, Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? (Go back and read that again.) I think most people...