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Dec 2017

Do you have any Christmas traditions you hold dear that bring the true meaning of Christmas to light? We started a new tradition in our family a few years ago called “Elf on a shelf”. This is where an elf shows up to your house on December 1 and then continues to move around your house hiding in different places for the kids to find. You are not able to touch the elf or she will return home. So each day mom and dad have to sneak the elf to a new location while......

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GIVING THANKS FOR YOU!

One of the realities of being in ordained ministry is that you meet and deal with a lot of people. Now this can be a two-edged sword – people can surprise you and be...


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Success vs Significance

Several years ago while at a youth event, I attended a session for pastors and youth leaders focusing on support in ministry to young people. The presenter said something at that session that has stuck...


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The Importance of Our Attitudes

Have you ever heard the statement “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”? Honestly, I have never cared much for that statement, probably because I know there...


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Time To Re-Focus – Part II

Have you ever tried to get somewhere without knowing where you are going? Maybe you know the general vicinity but not exactly where you need to be? I recently needed to go downtown Detroit...


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IT’S TIME TO RE-FOCUS

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer filled with refreshment and excitement! It is hard to believe, but it is time again to re-focus ourselves for the beginning of a new program...


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SOMETIMES YOU NEED A BIGGER PLATE

I was recently meeting with a group of leaders from the church where I was sharing all the challenging things going on in my life (especially as it related to my children)  when someone...


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NEVER LOSE YOUR VOICE!

Easter greetings to all of you! I encountered the worst nightmare of a pastor during holy week and Easter – I lost my voice. Well, not completely, but enough to cause alarm and concern....


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RECOGNIZING EASTER MOMENTS

I recently had an experience that in a very real way reminded me of the power of Easter and of the resurrection. It was not a big, significant happening in my life that changed...


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