October 13, 2018

I believe parents play an integral role in the spiritual development of their children. I believe this in part because of my personal experience. My parents were intentional about teaching my sisters and me about the Lord, His love, His Word, and His will for our lives...

August 28, 2018

Prayer is one of God’s gifts of communication between heaven and earth. Coming to God in prayer is not only our response to His invitation, but it is also an act of humility. When we pause to pray, we acknowledge our personal weaknesses and limitations. It is like taki...

August 14, 2018

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Feelings of uncertainty, uneasiness, worry, and fear come to us all. The Bible offers an antidote for anxiety: 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and pe...

October 26, 2017

I write a weekly devotional for my church which is inserted in our church bulletin. This week, I wanted to thank my church for their warm, thoughtful, and kind "Pastor's Appreciation" gifts. So, I used the "Pastor's Pen" to do so as well as request their prayers in 4 a...

September 8, 2017

This past weekend, I was afforded the opportunity to preach for my high school alma mater’s annual alumni weekend. This weekend was especially significant to me because it marked 10 years since my class graduated, even though it feels like last week.  It was a joy to r...

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