Wednesday, March 9, 2016

winners gotta win

I got a letter from a missionary friend of mine today.  As I read of all the amazing things God is doing through his life, I couldn't help but think of one of the first time I got to connect with him.  It was at a youth camp I was running and he, as a new Youth Pastor was serving as a camp counselor and team leader.  I turned to another of the camp staff and said, "that guy is winner."  Here is how I define winners:
- They will somehow find a way to come out on top.  They think outside the box and will never settle for making excuses.  When they do get beat, that is never the end.  Cause they will learn from it and will become that much better next time.  Winners are always pushing, always striving to learn and grow.  They are humble enough to be teachable whether by others or their own mistakes.  Yet they are confident enough to believe they can win.  You can never count a winner out, cause they will will never give up.  Winners are tenacious and not easily discouraged or broken.  Winning doesn't always come down to who has the most talent, but rather who has the most heart.
Are you a winner?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Can you see HIM?

God reveals Himself to us daily through His creation.  Today in Ohio, we have snow falling and covering everything.  It's another way that God is speaking.  When the sun comes up or sets beautifully on the oceans waves, it is God speaking to His people through His creation.  He is speaking to all of us, but do we actually stop, take it all in and give Him the glory that is rightfully His?  Take some time today to stand in awe of His glory!

Psalms 19:1 - The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display his craftsmanship.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pray prophetically

Last night in our churches prayer meeting I really felt like God prompting me to begin to pray prophetically.  In other words to pray God's Will as a declaration over our church, my family, ministry, the lost, our people, etc.  I want to pray bold and courageous prayers for this year.  To see God blow our minds with His power, miracles and favor.  I'm believing this year will be a year of God's Blessing in our church and in my life.  What about you?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jesus Is

We just finished the "Jesus IS ________" series at C3.  I could preach this series for several years because Jesus is truly SOOO many things to SOOO many people.  Who or what is Jesus to you?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Decide don't intend

I intend to do many things.  I've intended to write a book, go on a trip, be more intentional with my kids, the list can go on and on.  But intentions get us no where.  We need to decide.  Make decisions and take steps.  Build a track and take action.  Track + Action = Traction.

I have decided to make changes and to finish my first book........short book...but still a book....ok.. maybe a pamphlet....a fairly thick pamphlet.

Drop the intentions.  What do you need to decide to do?

Monday, October 6, 2014


You can never win, if you never begin.

What do you need to take the first step toward today?

Thursday, September 25, 2014


I am officially "Over the Hill."  I'm coming out of the locker room after half-time and ready for the 2nd half.  When I think about it though, 40's are prime time.  When you are young, you have a lot of energy, but no wisdom or life experience.  When you are old you have a lot of wisdom, but no energy.  But in your 40's, you have a little bit of both.  So let's do this!!!!