Are you on Facebook, Twitter or other social media? Have you seen people write mean things on those platforms? How can we rise above those negative attitudes? What are some answers for living positively in a negative world?
I think differently. Every once in a while, I have an insight or a thought that could be useful to others. My background is over 30 years in church leadership & 30 years in social work with M.Div. and M.S.W. degrees - and yes, I do enjoy retirement. My heart is in teaching. And I try to teach in a way that you don't have to have a degree to understand it. So, join me on this journey we call Life as we explore God, the Bible, the Church and the world around us together.
I've been married to my wife for 48 years. We have three grown and married children of whom we are very proud. And they have blessed us with seven grandchildren. We both grew up in Washington State, but we now live in North Carolina with a lot of experience between those two points.
Grow Up! – A Surprising View of Christian Maturity from Hebrews [Hebrews 5: 11 to 6: 3]
There are too many believers who are stuck with elementary spiritual teachings and cease seek to become more spiritually mature.
Marks of a Healthy Church [Ephesians 4: 14-16]
I’ve heard that 90% of the work in a church is done by 10% of the people. This is not a healthy church. How can a church become healthier and be more of what God intended it to be?
Honor the Living, Remember the Dead
The churches of Fayetteville, NC had a bell-ringing commemoration today starting at 11:00 AM. 500 rings to represent 500,000 American COVID deaths. I went downtown to where the old church buildings were. […]
Why Does Your Church Exist? – Or Rather, Why Should It Exist? [Ephesians 4: 12-13]
All too often, believers meet without realizing why they are there. I hope to broaden your understanding of what a church should be about.
God Cares for His Church – and Here’s How He Does It [Ephesians 4: 7, 11]
What kind of gifts does God give to the church to help the church to grow in number and maturity?
Is Your Church United or Untied? – Part 3 [Ephesians 4: 4-6]
There may be some theological differences or cultural differences within a church. That’s okay. There may also be relationship differences in a church – and that’s NOT okay.
Is Your Church United or Untied? – Part 2 [Ephesians 4: 1-3]
Is your church not getting along with each other? The Apostle Paul has some guidelines for helping believers relate to one another better.
Is Your Church United or Untied? – Part 1 [Ephesians 4: 1-6]
The church is only as strong as how well those believers get along with each other.
Small Church with a Big Heart – VBS
VBS – fully known as “Vacation Bible School.” Almost every church in the United States conducts a Vacation Bible School. It’s always in the summer when school is out, sometime in June, […]