Yes and No

Life is not reduced to simple yes and no answers. Life is more complex and complicated than that.

Same with people. There is good and bad in each and every one of us. It’s not a simple “do you like him or not?” or “do you like her or not?” The right answer is, “there are things I like about him, and there are things I don’t like also.” Continue reading

Ode to the Small

I was humiliated today by a small person.

Don’t worry about me. I’m good. As a matter of fact, I’m feeling better. Even if I don’t deserve it.

You see, I’m this “busy” Senior Pastor of a growing church, and my time is precious.  I try not to waste a minute of it.

Then a friend of mine asked me a favor. Knowing how busy and “important” a person I am, he was very apologetic in approaching me. He told me that a person very important to him was needing some encouragement, and if I could actually text this person an uplifting message.

I said sure. I did and it didn’t even cost me more than five minutes to do so.

Then my “humiliation” began. Continue reading

Welcome to Your Year of Amazing!

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Every year I ask the Lord to give my congregation (Horizon) a “word from His Word” to give our people a focus and a theme for the upcoming new year.

For 2016, God gave me this Scripture:

“And the Lord did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched:” (Judges 13:19b)

God’s “word” to us is this:

“He will do something AMAZING right before our very eyes!” Continue reading