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Happy Birthday, Jeannie!

Today is my wife’s birthday and yes, she’s 29 again. For her birthday, she wanted to visit her mom. So, over the weekend, she flew to Columbia, SC and spent a few days with her family. Because of my schedule, she doesn’t get to go home as much as she wants and her birthday proved to be a good time to do just that. Her absence gave me time to remember all of the reasons I love her. Our house was all boys. We have twin sons and even our dogs and cats were male. Jeannie never had a...more

How Do You Communicate Vision?

The other day, a parent in our church pulled me aside and said, “I have to tell you this. Last night when we were reading our Bible stories with our son, he took the Bible from our hands and said really loud, “This is God’s Word for God’s people. Hear it, believe it, and live.” Then she patted my arm and walked off laughing. Here’s the joke. On Sunday mornings, after I read the sermon passage, I hold up the Bible and say, “This is God’s Word for God’s People. Hear it, believe it, and live.” I’ve said that...more

Why You Should Have a Family Meeting

You might have thought we were planning some major project in our lives. You might have thought we were managers in some company meeting to go over goals and plans. You would have been half right and half wrong on both counts. It was just my wife and I. When the boys were growing up, Jeannie and I would go to our favorite restaurant, pull out our calendars, and make sure we were on the same page with where the boys needed to be and when, who was picking up the dry cleaning and who was getting the groceries, where...more

Things We Never Think About

One of the fun things about vacationing in Charleston, SC is driving across the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. This bridge, crossing the Cooper River between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, is the longest cable stay bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It is a beautiful bridge and the views are incredible. When I drive across the bridge, I watch the cars around me. I try to catch a peek of the Cooper River running into the Atlantic Ocean. However, I never think about the workers who built the bridge, the architects who designed it, or the engineers who drew the plans....more

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

In the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy’s Kansas farmhouse is whisked away to the magical land of Oz. As Dorothy realizes she has awakened in a very different place, she utters the oft-quoted line, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” It’s the line we now use when we realize our circumstances are much different than what we’ve expected or become accustomed to. That’s why if I could say anything to the church, it would be this, “Brothers and sisters, we aren’t in Kansas anymore.” I’ve been the pastor of a local church for over...more
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