Love Comes Full Circle: Alchemy of God

Love Comes Full Circle: Alchemy of God It began with wine and love As I listened to the pastor break down the miracle of Christ turning the water into wine, I found myself in an enlightened moment. As though a great mystery was being revealed … Continue readingLove Comes Full Circle: Alchemy of God

Churches Who Pay Taxes are Participating in Good Stewardship

Taxes are functional and not evil. In America, taxes are pooled money from individuals that bring benefits to communities, states, and our country. Taxes are a financial tool designed to bring resources and services to all individuals who could not afford to replace such resources … Continue readingChurches Who Pay Taxes are Participating in Good Stewardship

Stepping off the Pedestals of Christianity

CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ABOUT SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS Are you using God like a shield so you can point fingers of blame?  Do you look at the problems of the world and shake your head, tsk and think, “If they had Jesus they would not act like … Continue readingStepping off the Pedestals of Christianity

Pastors, The Church is Your Child

Pastors, the church is your child. You can nurture, support, mentor, encourage, teach, and instruct your child, but you cannot do for your child and expect it to grow. Your child must be given the flexibility to make mistakes when it tries something new without … Continue readingPastors, The Church is Your Child

The Book of Job and How We Justify Suffering Today – Part 2

PART II: To Recap, in this conversation between legal professionals concerning why Job is suffering we have had one friend blame Job directly for his fate and another friend blame his kids. Neither have given Job the comfort he needs during this time of tragedy. … Continue readingThe Book of Job and How We Justify Suffering Today – Part 2

The Book of Job and How We Justify Suffering Today – PART 1

PART I: The Book of Job is a fascinating study of a discussion among legal professionals who attempt to find out why Job is suffering using their interpretation of law and tradition. Much of the determinations made here are used today by many people with … Continue readingThe Book of Job and How We Justify Suffering Today – PART 1

Don’t just give them glitter

Back in my Jesus freak days I went abroad with other teens of my church to build a Vacation Bible School at St. Vincent, West Indies with the missionary the church supported there. My friends and I were feeling pretty proud at how we were … Continue readingDon’t just give them glitter

The 5 words for healing, unity, and growth

In taking on a difficult task of redefining the word stewardship into 5 words for a church, God revealed an even greater message to me in that job. It wasn’t until I started applying the 5 words to my own life, often times stumbling through … Continue readingThe 5 words for healing, unity, and growth

What if we are all just stardust . . .

Back in my Bible-thumper Jesus freak days of my youth, if anyone dared to mutter this phrase to me “What if we are all just stardust?” I would no doubt have been praying for their poor misguided New Age soul. Now that I’m older and … Continue readingWhat if we are all just stardust . . .

Christmas is Stewardship in Live-Action Form

The rituals of Christmas focus our minds away from the chaos and clutter this season sometimes brings, and allows us to tune into details often overlooked or taken for granted. Christmas is Stewardship in live-action form. Not only is it a reminder of Christ’s birth, … Continue readingChristmas is Stewardship in Live-Action Form