I want to write a devotional

When I first began to take my faith seriously, I used The UpperRoom a lot.  I would read the day’s devotional, and I had older copies that I would read through constantly.  The devotional helped me think about everyday life as being holy, and to look out for the sacred around me. After a while, I had a goal–not quite a dream or an aspiration or a longing. The goal was to write an UpperRoom…..

Beneath, behind & beyond

Most people who have ever heard me preach can tell that I love to preach.  Most people don’t know, however, that I love to teach even more. Yes, the two are related, but preaching is limited in its function. There’s an interaction when you teach that you cannot have when you preach, at least the way our preaching has developed.  When most people listen to me preach, that’s what they do, listen.  Some people barely…..

We’re missing one word

A shooting happened at a softball field yesterday.  This morning, between weather reports and nail polish reviews, there is a renewed call for unity.  Renewed?  Yes, because we’ve been down this road before.  Tragedy brings us together.  Even if superficially. But I get tired of superficiality.  I know many of you do as well. With all the news reports I’ve seen over the years about what we need to do to create unity and bring…..

SOCK!

We found out this weekend that Adam West passed away.  Of course, he is Batman.  The Batman. The fun, calm and original Batman. My favorite part of the original Batman series was the fight scene.  I’m not sure if it was every week, but watching Batman take care of the goofy villains was fun to watch.  And I can’t explain why, but my favorite part of a fight scenes was the Bat-fight words. And my…..

Another Word Week of June 5, 2017

I was Annual Conference this week getting inspired and prepared for ministry.  Hopefully, some of our daily messages help you to do the same! A New Day! Too much time is given to blaming the past rather than learning from it (Isaiah 43:18). Today is a new day! Real People of the Bible See the real people of the Bible & you’ll see the Bible is for real people trying to live faithfully (Joshua 1:8)……