Don’t Lose Your Focus

You know, it’s easy to lose your focus. I was driving through the parking lot of Bi-Mart a few weeks ago and a car suddenly appeared off to my right startling me. It wasn’t doing anything wrong. It just appeared rather quickly so that I turned my head and eyes in its direction...
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We Love Our Volunteers

Working along-side volunteers for the past 30 years has been a life changing experience for Lisa and I. We would not be who we are today without them. Their influence upon our growth and development as leaders has simply been profound. Just because I get paid to be a Past...
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How It All Began

History is simply His-Story. History is God’s story of transformation that is unfolding around the world every day in different countries, different cultures and different languages. God’s story of transformation is also unfolding right in front of us in our own town. God is...
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Following Jesus: What does this really mean anyway?

I confess I don’t really like the term “Christian” anymore. Before you label me a heretic, hear me out. The reason is I believe it has lost much of its meaning in our culture. You say Christian to unchurched folks and people think of those who are judgmental, critical, narrow...
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The Importance of Rest

Rest has never been a strong suit of mine. I’m an activity guy. The proverbial peddle to the metal kind of person. I just have that need for speed in my daily schedule. I like the fast paced environment where I have the challenge to see just how much I can accomplish in one day....
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Sleepless Nights

Do you ever struggle getting a good night’s sleep? Do you sometimes find yourself in a sleeping “funk” where your mind just won’t shut off at night? You may be physically exhausted but your mind is still running. Maybe you even beg God as you lay there to let you relax and yet...
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Just Like You

Being the founder and lead pastor of a large church is a strange thing. Besides the enormous responsibility of overseeing a growing organization, there are all the perceptions people have of you. People often have an erroneous understanding of who you are, what you’re really like...
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Isolation

One of the worst forms of punishment is solitary confinement. Take a prisoner and put them in a dark, small, enclosed space for an extended period of time and people can lose their minds. There have been numerous documented cases of POW’s simply losing the will to live any longer...
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