Musings – A New Year’s Poem

I find that poetry has a way of sticking with us when other expressions may fall flat. The lyrical word has a power to reach into our souls and hold onto that place where emotion finds reality and brings light into our world. With that in mind, I found a great poem for the NewContinue reading “Musings – A New Year’s Poem”

The Gifts of Christmas – Trust

Believing the unbelievable A good story will draw you in, hold you inside it, and keep you hooked until the end. The story doesn’t even have to be believable; it just has to make sense within the story. But some stories you hear, and you shake your head at them. You think, Yeah, right. Sure.Continue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Trust”

Musings – Memory

The hallway was long enough to get a good run going before I ran into the living room. I had already been up three or four times since 4:00 AM and been told to go back to bed until at least seven. The last couple of times, I just stuck my head in the doorContinue reading “Musings – Memory”

The Gifts of Christmas – Joy

Joy is not what it seems Most of the time, we feel like we have a pretty firm grasp on the world around us. What seems to be a tree is a tree; what seems to be a rock is a rock. We see the world through eyes that recognize things for what they are.Continue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Joy”

Musings – Success!

Some of the best ministry related conversations about my work and calling are conversations I have with my wife. Quite often, she can see things that I can’t, since she is looking from a different perspective. Over the weekend, we had a conversation about what success in the church looks like while I was gettingContinue reading “Musings – Success!”

The Gifts of Christmas – Hope

For the video version of this sermon, click here. Hope from a strange place | Matthew 3:1-12 As we begin our second week of The Gifts of Christmas we come to the gift of hope, something offered from an unusual character and place in our text. John the Baptizer came to the Judean Wilderness, anContinue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Hope”