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Have a Pulse? Be a Leader.

As pastor of a growing church, I am constantly asking God to send us more leaders in order to help more people grow in their relationships with Christ.  The more new faces that show up, the more leaders we need in order to intentionally invest in those lives. One of the greatest compromises that a […]

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Take Responsibility for Your Life

It is absolutely tragic when a person takes his or her own life.  The news out of Kansas City regarding the Chiefs’ linebacker killing his girlfriend and ultimately himself is heart breaking.  However, the Chiefs and the Panthers went on with their scheduled game on Sunday and the team and affected family and friends went […]

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Deflating the Christmas Creep

Have you seen the news about the “Christmas Creep?”  No, it’s not the Grinch or the Burgermeister Meisterburger (a toss to classic Christmas cartoons from my childhood).  One Orlando Sentinel columnist called the Christmas Creep the “ever-encroaching, Blob-like marketing that threatens one day to make Christmas in July a reality.”  Over the past few years, […]

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After the Election…He will be MY President

I don’t know about you but I am election weary!  I just can’t take any more TV commercials.  I can’t handle any more flyers.  And if one more recorded message from Morgan Freeman or Clint Eastwood calls my house again, I may lose what’s left of my hair! One of the greatest things about our […]

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A Simple Misunderstanding?

One of my favorite Christmas movies is Home Alone.  Kevin McAllister lives in a posh Chicago suburb with his large family.  He lives next door to an old man who is obviously all alone.  Kevin’s brother and cousin stare out the window late one night and talk about the old man who is shoveling salt […]

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Belief is Not Enough

I heard a guy the other day in a casual conversation say, “Of course I believe in God…”  His statement got me thinking.  There are probably a ton of people who would agree with that statement.  In fact, as a culture we have been conditioned to assent to the idea of a higher power.  But […]

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Murdering Churches

On a nice, “cool” October Wednesday morning, I’m thinking of churches.  Existing churches.  Churches that have plateaued in their growth.  Churches that have begun the slow decline to death.  And there are some things that immediately come to mind: Churches were never supposed to die. There are no natural causes of church death. The local […]

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Wanna Know My Political Stance?

Religion and politics.  There are just some things that you don’t bring up at family get togethers.  Why?  Because everyone has an opinion, and those opinions can carry a lot of emotion.   With the presidential election less than a month away, I’ve been asked recently about where I stand politically and I have refused to […]

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