My Preaching Voice

Preaching can be very humbling. I spoke to youth a lot when I was a young minister. Then I went to the corporate world for five years. After that five year stint we planted a church. I remember the awful feeling of speaking every Sunday. It seemed impossible to plant a church, run a family, […]

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The Power Of Story

A few months ago I shared my story at church. I rarely share my story (who wants to talk about themselves) but I’m still amazed how many emails I get from friends, other pastors, and strangers telling me how much they enjoyed the message and how much of an impact it made in their lives. […]

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Sweet Spot

So, this has been one of the best weeks of ministry that I’ve had in a long time. Why you ask? Because I’ve spent time with people and not locked in some office dreaming about ministry or doing some lame to-do list. I suck at that stuff! I love vision-casting, dreaming, planning, sharing and pouring […]

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My Story

I spoke yesterday at church. I shared my testimony. Man, I hate sharing my story, its so hard for me. However I know God uses my story of redemption to encourage others. There was not a dry eye in the house. I knew I would cry and I did. Afterwords I was completely exhausted. Yet […]

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Some Thoughts

Had a great time last night at the “Vista Dude Night.” Hit the gym this morning. Ran/Biked 7 miles. Felt good. While at the gym I listened to Darrin Patrick message on preaching. Wow, I love Darrin-such a great balance. But his message was so convicting. If you’re a pastor you need to listen to […]

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