Family, whether you need them or not…and you do

On three different occasions, I have had the responsibility of being the youth minister at a church. Twice, I was an associate pastor tasked with youth and worship ministry, the other time I was the pastor and took on the role of youth leader to get things started. In all three of these occasions, IContinue reading “Family, whether you need them or not…and you do”

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”

The Road IX

Moving Around Moving is always a troublesome, headache of a chore. I’ve moved from Georgia to Kentucky to Colorado to Wyoming to South Carolina over a span of six years. For those who may be curious, that is a total of three thousand seven hundred eighty-three miles across fourteen states, lugging a family’s worth ofContinue reading “The Road IX”

The Road V

It was December of 1988, Christmas break. I was a fifteen-year-old sophomore at the time. For those of you who do not know Greek, sophomore is a fun word. It literally means ‘wise moron,’ a term applied to students in their second year of high school or college because they have learned enough to thinkContinue reading “The Road V”