3 Lame Reasons Spouses Stop Dating

3 Lame Reasons Spouses Stop Dating

Most of us heard the familiar “leave” and “cleave” passage at our weddings. The term cleave literally means “to pursue hard” – which is how every marriage will grow through the various seasons of our lives.  “A man leaves his father and mother and bonds/cleaves...
4 Resolutions You MUST Make in 2020

4 Resolutions You MUST Make in 2020

What if this year you made life-changing New Years’ resolutions instead of a bunch of lame ones that you will eventually blow off?  Some pastors are resolution rebels who discourage others from making any resolutions by pointing out the high rate of failure. They are...
4 Ways To Blow Your Ministry Exit At Retirement

4 Ways To Blow Your Ministry Exit At Retirement

I have several pastor friends who are looking down the barrel of retirement. Some are fearlessly excited about their next chapter of life and ministry. Some are flat out frightened by the whole idea of leaving the pastorate. All of us want to finish strong one day...
Thanking God For Future Blessings

Thanking God For Future Blessings

As Janet and I are packing up our metro Nashville house in preparation for our move from Nashville to Tulsa, we are also preparing emotionally for the next chapter of our life and ministry. Moving evokes in us both grief and joy simultaneously…grief over who and...
OKLAHOMA!

OKLAHOMA!

In November I am starting a new chapter of ministry in Oklahoma as the Director of Pastoral Development & Regional Ministry Partner for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. For those who want to know a little bit more, keep reading.  LifeWay  Five...