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[…]

Leaders Earn It!!!

We just past Memorial Day in the United States. The day we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom and liberty we have in this country. As I was enjoying the day, I remembered a line[…]

You Have a Message-10 ways to find it!!!

If we’re going to say anything at all in life, or be anything at all in life, we have to believe we have something to say. You see, I think everyone has something to say that will or could change[…]

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King!!!

I just finished listening to Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast. I highly recommend you subscribe and listen to it consistently. In his latest podcast he talked about the dangers of autonomy. As soon as he started I remembered a scene from[…]

15 days to 2015

Are you ready.  In the midst of parties, family, shopping, and ending 2014 strong, are you ready for 2015. Have you thought about it? Has the thought crossed your mind, “How do I want my 2015 to look?” You have[…]

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.[…]

Don’t Let Memories Steal Reality-5 Ways to Keep Memories-Memories

The other day we went by our first apartment we lived in 30 years ago. My heart sank when I saw the dilapidated old house. It was run down and probably needs to be condemned and demolished. My memory of[…]

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[…]