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Nov 2017

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 the source of great joy and encouragement, and they can disappoint you and be a source of irritation and challenge. I have lived in a number of places in my life and served in a variety of compacities, but one thing in common is that people are people wherever you go and are what bring spice to life!......

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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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WHAT’S YOUR CONNECTION?

During our most recent annual leadership retreat in January at the ABBEY, one of the common themes and concerns I heard raised was that of connectedness of current members and especially those new to the congregation. There...


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