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Questions?

Questions?

Have you ever heard that many of our weaknesses are an overextension of our strengths? Did you catch that I just asked you a question? The theory of strengths overreached can actually be a weakness hit home with me in one big way. If you know me you know that I love...
Returning to Where It Started!

Returning to Where It Started!

Recently I spent several hours at a place near and dear to my heart: Olivet Nazarene University. I began my journey at Olivet on a warm August day in 1974, not just a journey to receive a college education, but a journey that has included that and so much more. Fast...
Do you have the basics covered?

Do you have the basics covered?

Recently I gave a presentation at our district business meeting where I reported on the work of our 70 congregations. I shared a story that I heard from an interview, in fact, two interviews, one was with Kareem Jabaar and the other with Bill Walton. In their own...
How Do You Distill A Year into Two Days?

How Do You Distill A Year into Two Days?

We just celebrated the work of 70 congregations in 22 counties over the past year. This transpired in 24 hours over two days! In my church family, we gather once a year in something called “District Assembly.” This is where we come together to hear reports...
We all Stand On The Shoulders of Others

We all Stand On The Shoulders of Others

Ever wonder about how we got here? How did we make it to this point? Regardless of how well your family prepared you for life all of us are indebted to those who have gone before us and paved the way. The story of our families is filled with people who made courageous...
A Friend Remembered

A Friend Remembered

The people that come into our lives add texture and color to our journey through life. In 2003 Susanne and I moved to metro Detroit. It was there that I met Don St. John and my life is better for him being a part of my life. Don worked for General Motors and was the...
Have Mercy!

Have Mercy!

Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. There are so many things in life that come and go. As I have often heard:...
He Promised….

He Promised….

Many conversations are started with the words he, she, they promised! Everyone has felt the pain that comes from being on the working end of a broken promise. The pain is only intensified as the one who has broken the promise is someone we believed in, and counted on...
What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

What is Truth? It depends upon who you ask. Truth has become a moving target in the world in which we live. The only absolute truth that seems to be agreed upon by a wide swath of society today: that there are no absolutes! occasionally I have heard or overhead...
13 Ways to Live Wisely

13 Ways to Live Wisely

What is a proverb? A good definition of a biblical proverb is “a short saying that expresses a general truth for practical, godly living. a biblical proverb is “a short saying that expresses a general truth for practical, godly living. The book of Proverbs reminds us...