How four flawed churches helped me love Christ more

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com I’ve been in a church since the week after I was born. Every church I’ve been part of has impacted my life in a unique way. Like an arm is different from the liver, these churches were all very different. Among them were bad teachings. But at each church… Continue reading How four flawed churches helped me love Christ more

Every Morning

He struts, raises his decorated neck making himself a little taller, and trumpets his proud shout. And before he’s crowed not three times - just once- I’ve already denied What I once announced with pride. The dawn of my failing faith belongs to the birds. They raise a mocking chorus. Whistles and tweets, chirps and… Continue reading Every Morning

Three reasons teaching kids the Gospel is good for you

In recent months I began serving as the kids ministry director at my church.  For me, getting on the floor to teach toddlers about Jesus has become a joy. But I'm discovering not everyone feels this way. And actually, I didn't always feel this way. I realize there are people who should never work with… Continue reading Three reasons teaching kids the Gospel is good for you

The back gate the Church has left open for predators

My german shepherd Lukas has different barks for different things. One of his barks is very aggressive and intimidating. His body lunges, his teeth shows, he barks from his chest. That's the, "there's a predator" bark. At 5 am this morning, Lukas let out an incessant "there's a predator" bark. I shot up off the… Continue reading The back gate the Church has left open for predators

A morning argument with my accuser

"Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him." -John 14:21 A short meditation before I leave for work this morning.  As I read this "verse of the day" on… Continue reading A morning argument with my accuser