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“Who made up all the rules. We follow them like fools. Believe them to be true. Don’t care to think them through.” –  Jem

“So this is Christmas. And what have you done? Another year over. And a new one just begun.” So are John Lennon’s words from 1971, in gentle protest to the Vietnam War.

I knew an old man. We’ll call him Bob. He lost his wife a few years ago to a long-term battle with cancer. Until his death, he lost the will to live, and the church they were apart of for 50+ years has had its own rough ride, leaving a near empty church.

October is Pastor appreciate month, and I want to take a moment to tell you about my Pastor. I met Pete Orta​ around five years ago. At that time, I was desperately hooked on drugs and facing possible prison time. I had burnt every bridge available, and I couldn’t find

I tried for a day off today.  This doesn’t mean I could just completely check out, but it did mean I didn’t have to prepare a sermon for this morning.  Most days of the week I put in about four hours of study in order to teach a class by 10:00

My heart is still bruised.  Yesterday I tried to carry a burden that was too heavy for my heart to even hold.  My 8 year old boy got tangled in a sin that he had been in trouble with before.  I was angry, but once my pulse began to find

They say the only perfect parents are those without kids, and from what I know, it’s true for leaders as well.  In discipling young adults, making mistakes is inevitable, but the burden of those mistakes shouldn’t bleed over to the next season.  Since great lessons are buried inside of these blunders,