How to Make Everyday Valentines Day

Today is Valentines Day and the delivery people are rushing as fast as they can to finish the last of the chocolate, flower, teddy-gram deliveries to get home to their valentine.  Sometimes we can feel like those delivery people, rushing[…]

5 Ways to Make your Marriage Matter During the Holidays

Before Vicki and I were married we started a tradition that we have kept for the past 35 years–a Christmas date.  It was usually Christmas light looking and going to a very fancy restaurant and order dessert and coffee (we were[…]

Why Leaders Should Go To Church

Ok, most everyone who knows me knows I am a pastor and expect me to say this.  But before I was a pastor or “had” to go to church, I went.  I am a public fan of church.  I know[…]

Power of Patience–3 Factors of Patience

I love to see things grow. When I was a kid my mom and dad always had a very large garden. Both my grandparents had gardens. I have always been around growing things. One of the most difficult things for[…]

Purpose of Thanksgiving—Remind us where we have been

A couple of years ago I posted a thanksgiving post that referred to President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving day proclamation.  In that proclamation he stated that we are to be thankful.  Yet the focus of our thanksgiving was not just to each[…]

Power of Presence

It was about 7:30am on an amazingly beautiful spring day. My wife was laying on table in an operating room.  Our third child was coming and due to complication with our first, Vicki (my wife) had to have a C-section.[…]

Founding Fathers, Firecrackers, and a Four year old

Freedom isn’t Permanent On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, two of the founding fathers died just hours of each other, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson the second and third presidents of the[…]

3 Don’ts for a Guilt Free Vacation

It’s Summer time again and that means road trips and vacations.  Check out this repost to make them the best ever!!! It’s vacation season and there is nothing better than packing up the mini-van and kids and heading out on[…]