A Historic Day.

What if we viewed every Sunday as a HISTORIC day? Yeah, you read that correctly, every Sunday. Wouldn't that be something!?! I think some Christians do in other parts of the world. Maybe the parts where gathering together as followers of Jesus is frowned upon. Or, maybe in parts of the world where people are…

How to Not Give up Life. An honest conversation…

Tonight I did a Facebook Live Webinar called... How to not give up on life. The topic is a little uncharacteristically deeper for me. I'm kind of known for my humor, but lately, this topic has just been on my heart! So, I hope you will listen. I hope you will add to the comments…

How to not give up on life. An honest conversation on facebook…tonight.

Have you ever wanted to give up? Have you ever been so tired that you decided that you would stop trying? Have you ever decided that life wasn't worth it? Have you ever decided to just coast on life? Have you ever let your past stop you from moving forward or trying? ME TOO!! I…

My SIDEBARS thoughts on Life, Family and Thrive Church

  I'm writing this while watching the NBA all star game on Sunday night. We don't have cable and some good friends let Zach, Bobby and I come over to their house to watch it. I love how into basketball my boys are! At their age, I couldn't get enough either! Where did the week…

Are the Walls of Life Caving in?

Because I'm a Pastor, I hear a lot of not so fun life stories. Not to sugar coat it, but it's hard! On the other hand, I also hear so many 'Only God' stories and it's just awesome. But, in different seasons of life, I go from hearing 'The Walls are Caving in' stories and…

Stop being Afraid

"My fear grows fat on the energy I feed it" ~Scilla Elworthy I have struggled with fear all my life and I believe this quote is true. The more that I fill my heart, mind, soul and strength with fear, the bigger and more powerful it becomes. The more I give it the satisfaction of…

I sort of stopped caring…

I have. I admit it. Let me back up. I have felt that say way during times when I have dealt with depression. Yes, I have had seasons in the past where depression has got the best of me. And, in those seasons, there have been areas of my life, that yes, I have stopped…

Finding Beauty in the Rough Patches

Yesterday was a rough day for me. Even in the midst of some crazy exciting things going on, there were a few rough patches. I am definitely not immune to them and over the years I've come to realize that they can help produce great growth and learning in my life. But, its learning that…