October is over and I already feel under appreciated! Honestly, I usually feel lower during “pastor appreciation” month than I do any other time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, the notes of appreciation are welcomed but often feel… Read More »“Pastor Appreciation Month: A Reflection on Ministry, Sacrifice, and Eternal Rewards”
Lessons for Spiritual Growth The Bible is replete with symbols and metaphors that convey profound spiritual truths. A few of which are among the trees. (To read my article on the significance of the Myrtle tree click here) Among these is also… Read More »The Significance of the Olive Tree in the Bible:
Over the past month, two different parents approached Carrie and I with admiration for our kids not having cell phones. They commended our unconventional approach, and praised our parenting prowess. As the praises poured out on our parenting abilities, we… Read More »Navigating the Digital Age: Parenting in a Tech-Driven World
Zechariah was a prophet to the remnant who returned to their land after the seventy year captivity. Through Zechariah’s eight visions of the night God discloses how Israel’s foes will be destroyed, her idols removed, her city and Temple restored,… Read More »The Significance of the Myrtle
The Southern Baptist Convention (the largest protestant group/denomination in the United States) just released some staggering statistics that would behoove all of us to consider. From 1946 to 1972, the number of Southern Baptists more than doubled, from 6 million… Read More »Where Are They?
Despite being in the mountains of West Virginia we are everything but excluded from people. Everywhere we turn, look, or move there are people. In Morgantown, there are people, when students are back, lots of people. My guess is there… Read More »Can There Be Unity In Diversity