Pastor, you need some friends

There was a time in my life when I didn’t really value friendship. Since I didn’t value it, I didn’t work to create it. I had no idea of the principles of God I was ignoring and the blessing I was missing.

I needed some friends.

Friendship is the theme of my latest contribution to the LifeWay Pastor Today’s blog. I hope it is an encouragement to you.

What a joy it is labor along side the other writers to encourage and build up Pastors around the world.

Making 2017 a Banner Year

2017 is right around the corner. This year may be your breakthrough year!

With 2016 running short on time what can we do to make 2017 incredible?



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I am thrilled to partner with LifeWay Pastors to contribute to the blog site. This months post focusses on five attitudes and actions to make 2017 a banner year. I pray this post is an encouragement to you.

New Post @LifeWay Pastors Today

I use my smartphone for more things than I thought I did. I was unaware of my dependency until it quit. Only when my smartphone quit did I realize not only how often I used that tool but also how much that small screen was blocking my view of some very important matters.

I am privileged to contribute to LifeWay’s Pastors Today  reflecting on some insights gained from a forced sans smartphone week. I hope the article,  The Mistress In Your Pocket, is encouraging to you.




The Strenuous Life

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.— Theodore Roosevelt

Motherhood (by which I mean rearing children and raising up spiritual children/disciples) is by no means an idol that we serve, but rather an intentional gift God has strategically designed and given us so that we might see his glory and make him shine.

– Gloria Furman, Good, Kindle Edition location 788.

Another year older

A great joke in honor of my birthday.

“My wife and I were recently attending a church service.
About halfway through the service, I took a pen and paper and wrote a note
and handed it to my wife.

The note said:” I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?”

My wife scribbled back: “Put new batteries in your hearing aid. ”

Source: A Prairie Home Companion.