Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs That Choke Me Up

One day this weekend, Julie and I heard There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney.While I like that song, Julie loves it.  It never fails to make her cry -- she sees our now grown daughter in the story, reflects back on 24 years, and loses it.  I stand by,...

read more

Wash Me! Launch — The Works

Wash Me! If cars can say it, why can’t people?We all have areas in our lives we need cleaned up. Some people would label those places under the category of needs improvement. Others might call them sin. Still others might call them character defects. However you refer...

read more

Conversion Or Childhood?

I've been wrestling with a vexing question recently:Which has a greater impact on a person's life as an adult: a dramatic spiritual conversion or the residual effect of their childhood?Here's what I mean.  In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul makes one of the most...

read more

The Power Of Showing Up

Here's the skill set I needed earlier this week for my most impactful ministry moments since Easter:   The ability to drive.   A sense of direction.  The patience to sit for an hour.I didn't have to go to seminary for any of those.  Not...

read more

Top Five Tuesday — My Top Five Motion Picture Comedies

In the churches of the Eastern -- Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, and the like -- the day after Easter is historically a time to tell jokes.Why?  Because in the Resurrection, God has the last laugh on Satan.  You can read about the custom here.So that set...

read more

Easter Services

 As we prepare for this Holy Weekend, we want to give you another reminder of the Good Shepherd Schedule for the next several days: Good Friday Friday: 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Service with reflective music, visual imagery, holy communion, and a meditation by...

read more