On Good Friday. April 10, 2020 (a poignant day to do such a thing), I had the privilege of spending about 90 minutes with a couple dozen or so Foursquare Pastors in the MidSouth District. I was asked to address and help process Grief &...

I am daily amazed and inspired at how Rick Warren is being real and yet still faith-full amidst his grief over the suicide of his 27 year old son, Matthew Warren. He could run and hide, but that's not Rick. He could shut the world...

News has broken this morning of the suicide of the youngest son of Rick & Kay Warren. Rick is the Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of the best-selling "The Purpose Driven Life." His wording from an email sent to their congregation at about 10:00 am...

We are rapidly moving toward the celebration of Jesus' death, and Lent is on our minds for those who observe it. A time in which we make sacrifices to in some way thank God for and identify with the sacrifice Jesus made for us. A...

FoxNews.com is carrying a story on the effects of stress reduction being proven to add years to one's life. Honestly, none of us know how long we'll live, only God does. However, we're called also to be good stewards of our resources. NOBODY can live WITHOUT...

Milfred Minitrea of the Missional Church Center, wrote a powerful post on his blog that I think deals with the dark side of ministry and how Pastors are constantly dealing with the issue of congregational change management and ministry effectiveness. In His post called, "Depression: Pastors...

The topic of how a church body handles grief and loss is HUGE for a Pastor. How a Pastor and his/her leadership handle it makes all the difference in the world. News comes from Cincinnati this morning about a tragic accident that occurred during a Christmas...

It's good to be writing again. This is my first post since our city experienced the tragic Metrolink Train Crash back on Friday, September 12. While the crash itself happened right outside our city limits, of the 25 people killed in the wreck, 10 were...