Being Present

Being present is something I think our culture struggles with every day.  We are in a conversation but our minds are elsewhere, or we are in a meeting at work and our minds are distracted.  We are so overwhelmed with information and media and busy schedules that it...

The Hope of Spring

I am ready for Spring and I know I am not the only one!  Honestly, I am a four seasons kind of guy. I love them all in their time and place but Spring always holds some special things. Easter Spring Break Opening Day of Baseball Warmer temperatures that replaced...

Act Justly, Love Mercy

In Matthew 23:23-28 Jesus lights up the Pharisees and the religious leaders about their hypocrisy. 23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill, and cumin. But you have neglected the more important...
What Will People See?

What Will People See?

When people see you, what do they see? I believe that is a valid question in today’s world.  Christians are often perceived as a hateful, self-righteous, ultra right-wing, bigots.  Some of that is a false portrayal by various forms of media and entertainment,...

Does Prayer Really Work?

Does prayer really work?  This might be a question that you have asked yourself before, and maybe you doubt that prayer is all that effective. Have you ever found yourself saying in frustration, “I guess all I can do is pray”? Let me speak from first-hand experience...