There have been some ‘speed bumps’ that have occurred in the last number of months with various relationships that intersect my life. What has transpired has allowed a memory to come crashing back of a time in my early fatherhood when I was quite frustrated with my family life, to the point that I engaged … Continue reading Silent Expectations
So what is it about a vacation that makes it want to linger in your head…like forever? I returned from two weeks in warmer climes and have yet to find my groove. I’m almost there, but man is it hard to get there. The inability (or lack of desire) to find my groove accounts for … Continue reading Tans, Tequilas, and Tattoos
I’ve been thinking a lot about church, the people that lead it, those who attend it, the programs we run, why we do what we do and why we struggle to simply row in a similar direction. I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about the church – not the institution or organization, but … Continue reading Oh I Wonder, Wonder…
In the last couple of weeks I have come across some news articles from some folks who are supposedly ‘Christian’. I say ‘supposedly’ because I truly wonder if they read the same Bible that I read and follow the same Jesus that I have come to know and love. I also call myself a Christian, … Continue reading How To Become the Very Thing You Abhor
This past February, two significant events occurred: one happened in our church, and the second occurred in my life. In our church we have this tradition we do every February called Just Because. It’s all about our Vineyard family loving on our Vineyard family…tangibly loving one another. It all started with our late Assistant Pastor, … Continue reading Stunned, Shocked, Surprised…and Speechless!
A couple of weeks ago I finished up a 2 part series on what the Bible has to say about handling money. I likened money to having a dog. Why a dog, you ask? Well, dogs are pack animals, meaning, they live in a pack. And of course every pack HAS a leader. Problem is, … Continue reading The Winston School of Leadership
Have you ever had thoughts flit through your mind and you wonder, “Where did that come from?” There is one thought that came through my mind this past week and it’s a thought that I have had before. It’s this crazy question – “So ya think ya have this church thing all figured out, do … Continue reading Crazy Is Not Always a Bad Thing