“Now to the one who constantly loves us and has loosed us from our sins by his own blood, and to the one who has appointed us as a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father-to him be glory and domination throughout the eternity of eternities! Amen!” – Revelation 1:6TPT In Christ…  I…

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As ministry leaders, it’s easy to fall into a victim mindset. Far too many pastors and ministry executives project fear, frustration, and scarcity to the people that work with them. “The Elders don’t get it!”“Millennials are entitled.”“People don’t give.”“No one’s coming back after COVID.”“Churches don’t care about missions.” Enough of the negativity! The sky isn’t…

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Who you are is who you are ‘in Christ.’ The most important thing about you is that you are in Christ and Christ is in you.  As a leader, it’s’ tempting to put your sense of identity and worth in what you do for God or in how well you do it. Big mistake. You…

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I remember as a kid hearing the story of Zacchaeus and singing the song about him in Sunday School. Recently I was reading the story again and was struck by Zacchaeus’s exuberance in welcoming Jesus.  Zacchaeus was a tax collector who was quite wealthy living in Jericho. He had heard much about Jesus, so when…

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For the Church Family I’ve Come to Love Serving as the Interim Lead Pastor of CHBC has been a joy and privilege! Over the last nine months, my heart became deeply attached to this wonderful community of believers. It’s been tremendously rewarding to help prepare the church family for a new leader. In two weeks,…

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Steve and I belong to a gym. Please be impressed. When I go, I do some cardio and call it good. However, when I met with one of the trainers at the gym, she told me I needed to strengthen my core. If you don’t have a strong core, apparently your balance suffers. Bummer! I…

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Being a pastor is a high calling and an awesome privilege. It’s a tremendous blessing to spend hours studying and preaching the Word. It’s fulfilling to share in life’s most cherished moments with the families and individuals entrusted to our care. It’s rewarding to see broken lives and relationships restored, and it’s fun building teams…

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It’s a wonderful privilege to be a pastor. It’s fulfilling to craft and deliver messages. It’s fun to build teams and reach goals. It’s rewarding to share in life’s most meaningful moments with the parishioners that the Lord has placed in our care. But as life-giving as ministry can be… it’s also fraught with peril.…

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Where Steve and I used to live up near Denver, there was a park that I often visited to spend time in prayer. Through the park ran a beautiful river. The river was always moving and rushing over the rocks. I used to love to walk along the river and spend time with Jesus.  Jesus…

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I can’t get enough of what it means to be in Christ… Been reflecting this morning on the promises from Ephesians 1:1-14. Because we are wrapped up in Christ… Because He has joined us to Himself… Because of our union with Jesus, the Anointed One… We’ve been made holy; seen through His eyes with an…

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