What’s Next Is Needful

What’s Next Is Needful

Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get.” I’m not sure that I completely agree with that. I understand what he was getting at. However, I’m convinced that God’s idea of life comes from a...
How To Preach With Your WHOLE Your Heart

How To Preach With Your WHOLE Your Heart

The Apostle Peter is one of my favorite communicators. I love that he started out as this unharnessed renegage businessman turned radical world changer. Interesting enough Jesus didn’t consult Peter’s past in order to quality him for preaching the gospel....
Hope-filled Reconciliation

Hope-filled Reconciliation

What if the current institutional and systemic racialization in America suddenly fell in a day, because the church decided we would return to our native calling? The native calling I am referring to is a call to be a church for “all people” as Jesus mandated in...
Three Ways to Show People You Care

Three Ways to Show People You Care

Today I spent daddy son time with my youngest son. So, I decided to take him to a local restaurant. I love to frequent this place. Today was different. As I walked it, it was terrible busy – no big deal. As we walked in there was one place to sit. It...
One Way I’m Winning As A Parent

One Way I’m Winning As A Parent

GROWING UP DYSFUNCTIONALLY Years ago I was listening to a renown speaker and pastor and he made the statement, “Be the kind of parent you needed when you were a kid.” That seemingly gold nugget struck a chord of tension in my soul. How do I do that? I...
Finding Your Personal Mission Statement

Finding Your Personal Mission Statement

I love those moments when opportunity comes knocking and you have to decide whether or not you’re going to let it keep knocking, or if you’re going to answer. A few days ago I sat across the table from a man I deeply admire. After much conversation he...