God’s Power for Us

Lee Iacocca and Vince Lombardi, two legendary leaders were talking. Iacocca asked Lombardi what it took to make a winning team. Lombardi said a lot of good football teams have the fundamentals and the discipline but they don’t win any games. He said there is a third ingredient if you are going to play as…Read more God’s Power for Us

December 31, 2020 Reflections

Today I've spent reflecting on goals and reading my journal from this year. On December 31 a virus that you cannot see with the naked eye was not even a part of my thought life or prayer life. January 19, Coronavirus was still not a concern for us. However, that Sunday, I preached a message…Read more December 31, 2020 Reflections

What I’m Reading

Compassionate Leadership by Ted Engstrom and Paul Cedar After reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr by Ron Chernow a few years ago, I found this story in Compasionate Leadership compelling. From Chapter Three - The Perils of Compassionate Leadership "Dr. Karl Menninger, founder of the famed Menninger Health Institute, learned that people…Read more What I’m Reading

On Being a Pastor

I love being a pastor.  I’m especially grateful to have pastored Woodland Church for over thirteen years now.  When I was preaching to our congregation Sunday morning I realized just how much life our family has shared with them.  When it came time to serve communion at the end of the message Sunday morning, I…Read more On Being a Pastor

Amazing Grace; Eric Metaxas’ Story of William Wilberforce (part two)

If Christianity is just doctrine it affects us, but Christianity is a person, Jesus Christ, and Christ changes us!  Wilberforce loved his enemies as Christ taught us. William Wilberforce’s two great objects   The Repression of Slave Trade The Reformation of the Culture This is part two of my posts about from Eric Metaxas' lecture…Read more Amazing Grace; Eric Metaxas’ Story of William Wilberforce (part two)

J.C. Ryle Quotes for Young Men

1. Pride Young men, do not be too confident in your own judgment.  Stop being so sure that you are so right and others wrong.  Don't trust your own opinion when you find it contrary to that of older men, especially to that of your own parents.  Age gives experience, and therefore deserves respect. 2.…Read more J.C. Ryle Quotes for Young Men