How to be happier

We’ve all been told, and you may even believe that it is better to give than it is to receive. That’s what we know. That’s what we say. Quite often, however, what we know and say does not match what we do. Consequently, we have a church full of people who don’t know the true joy of giving the way God shows us is better. Oh sure, we may give our donation (I dislike that…..

It’s not an underdog story

If it were at all possible to fall asleep during your own sermon, anyone at my church would have found out this past weekend.  Our family celebrated a birthday with a big party Saturday night, and I was beyond beat by Sunday morning.  Still, I preach, therefore, I am.  So, tired eyes and all, I preached. This was a great Sunday for our church.  For one thing, we had 100 people in attendance, which is…..

Now I know why we don’t focus on the Ascension

You know it’s a good Sunday in church when you’re able to tie the reading of Jesus’ Ascension to the first five Rocky movies. Yea, some days are just that good. I think I finally realized why the Ascension is mostly ignored. Oh, like you remembered it is the Sunday before Pentecost? Oh, like you remembered it’s actually the Thursday before the Sunday before Pentecost? We like the cross and the empty tomb. Those are…..