My earliest memories include prayer. My parents by my bedside and teaching my sister and me how to pray, my pastor laying his hand upon my forehead praying for me. My uncles when they prayed it was fervent and earnest, reminded me of Moses on the mountain. My boyhood church prayed around the altar, and…Read more How I Approach God in Prayer
The Bible's direction for prayer is simple but profound. Just pray! Jesus taught us to ask in His name. In other words, pray like Jesus would pray. For instance pray out of love for others, pray with a pure heart, motivated for God to be glorified and others to be blessed. I have enjoyed reading…Read more How to Pray
Grandparents love to take pictures of their newborn grandchildren. The strobes on cell phones are flashing and social media lights up with the news. People post congratulations and click "like" or little hearts on social media accounts. Happy relatives share the good news of the birth. As a devoted Dad and Grandfather, I share their…Read more God’s Selection of Shepherds
Merry Christmas! It's been a joyous week having our children and grandsons home for the holidays. We enjoyed worshipping our Lord with them in the beautiful Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at Woodland Church. During that service we joined with a packed congregation to sing and receive communion together. It is always a service that I…Read more Merry Christmas 2019
Today's post was written by my wife, Rebekah. She is a thoughtful and intelligent woman that I enjoy sharing life with. I'm so grateful for the gift of a godly wife! Just a few things about her. Her favorite book - The Lighthouse by Eugenia Price Her favorite movie - The Lake House Her favorite…Read more Thankful
Woodland Church honored all of our pastors yesterday and celebrated our 20th year pastoring this wonderful congregation. When the story of Woodland is written it will be simply "Look What God has Done!" As a congregation we are deeply blessed by a rich sense of the presence and blessings of God. We have received the…Read more Pastor’s Appreciation Day
Twenty-five years ago, a friend, Leroy Bartel, introduced me to a philosophy of ministry that the Assemblies of God would launch later, that would be called We Build People. Literally the more he talked about it my heart began to beat rapidly. We were sitting in my car in Forsyth, Georgia at a summer youth…Read more Discipleship – Growing in Faith together!