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I’ll be honest, I’m a young parent. Young in the sense of my actual parenting experience spans just over 4 years. And I openly admit I don’t know a lot, I’m still learning. While I’ve worked with kids and families a lot in the past, parenting your own kids is different. I can’t just say “good luck” and go home to my kid-free life! Now I have an 11 year old daughter,… Read More

Have you ever taken a moment and read Paul’s greetings and closings of his letters? He made a point to draw attention to grace and peace. He loved his people. The people that God entrusted him to shepherd. Paul poured into them regardless of his own situations. Through pain, imprisonments, trials and persecution, he continued to minister to them. Paul loved his flock. While this is evident throughout his letters, there is… Read More

Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:10-11 Have you ever been faced with a task that seems so dauntingly huge, you can’t see past the obstacles? Maybe you believe there really is light at… Read More

This particular post is one that has taken time. Time in reflection, prayer, writing, and more reflection, prayer, and writing. Over the course of several weeks, this post has come into existence through reflection and study of what I believe could be argued, one of the most pivotal moments in Biblical history: Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush. Enjoy. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a… Read More

As I was at work Saturday night, thinking about my message for the morning I realized something. While this series is about getting back to the basics of being a follower of Christ, my message is centered on rightfully placing Jesus as the first priority in our life. Not tomorrow, but now. The problem we often have is being really really good at finding other things to put before Him. And to… Read More

This past Sunday, we started the year off with a fitting new series at The Anchor Church. “Resolutions: Back to the Basics” As I have finished preparing for my message this Sunday and have been reflecting on it, I am also reminded of Pastor Alex’s message. He posed this question, that is one every follower of Jesus should ask themselves: “Am I Honestly Imitating Jesus or am I just Spiritually Asleep?” Take… Read More

Have you ever been given favor because of someone else? Maybe they “put in a good word” for you, or picked up your mess so others wouldn’t notice. Perhaps they taught you something that when utilized, brought success. I think if we take a moment and think, we can all come up with at least one person who fits the bill. If you are like me, you can come up with a… Read More

A new year is here. Even greater, a new decade. I don’t know about you, but for me there are things in the last year and decade that are a part of my past I wish could be undone. Things I’ve said, things I’ve done. Most done out of selfish immaturity. Some to myself, some to others. My guess is, you can relate at some level. The truth is, we’ve all made… Read More

There was a time she didn’t touch both ends of the couch. She would fall asleep snuggled up with me, even though she adamantly said I wasn’t her dad. Things have changed over the three years I’ve been a part of her life. She now says “I love you” back to me. She calls me “dad” when referring to me with her friends, even when she knows I can hear her. She… Read More

Have you ever noticed how infectious a smile can be? I wonder if you are like me, unable to resist smiling back. A smile churns my spirit, it makes me feel a sense of happiness. Growing up, I was told by my Pastor that one of the things he liked most about me was that I always had a smile. That comment, this observation has stuck with me for years now. See,… Read More