Leader, Check Your Pride

“Leader, Check Your Pride.” “A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.”  Proverbs 29:23 (NASB) As I mentioned in my last post, we had the privilege to take a few days off for Spring Break this year.  One of the things we did...

Leader, Stay Alive

“Leader, Stay Alive.” We got the privilege to take a few days off for Spring Break this year.  One of the things we did was tour a Civil War battlefield.  My son and I are both history nuts and thankfully my wife and daughter actually seemed to mildly...
Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

Doing Jumping Jacks by Elton H. LaBree Somewhere along the way the mental aspect of spiritual life overtook the other elements.  I think it is time for a corrective. Jesus said in Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with...
Wounds of a Friend

Wounds of a Friend

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend” Recently, I was confronted by a very good friend.  Now, I am not one that enjoys being confronted about my weaknesses, (none of us are).  However, the following verse from the Bible reminds me that sometimes such confrontation is...
I Want to Be Less “Christian” (but more like Jesus)

I Want to Be Less “Christian” (but more like Jesus)

There was a time in my life where I thought the evangelical Christian subculture was just about as close to heaven as one could get before actually arriving.  The Christian t-shirts, concerts, radio, movies…it’s all there.  However, I am growing...
Who Is That?

Who Is That?

Every Sunday, there is a person that stands at the front of a Christian worship gathering.  Who is that person?  What do you call that person?  Yes, that person has a first and last name, but that person also has a unique role in the church that goes by many different...