My Constant Temptation (is to just check out)

My constant temptation is to simply check out. Cash it in, retire, unplug, disconnect, disappear into the Smoky Mountains with Melissa and a Bible and have no idea who becomes President in the next election. The troubled state of the world, our unsettled country and divisions within my denomination make me sad. Not mad, justContinue reading “My Constant Temptation (is to just check out)”

A Dozen December Hacks (For Pastors, Worship Teams and Church Leaders)

A Dozen December Hacks (For Pastors, Worship Teams and Church Leaders): 1) Thank God that you are going to get to work so hard this month! If God hadn’t blessed you so much, you wouldn’t have anything to do. 2) Get plenty of sleep. It matters. 3) Make extra time for prayer. The busier youContinue reading “A Dozen December Hacks (For Pastors, Worship Teams and Church Leaders)”

Prince of Peace?

In the second half of the eighth century B.C. the Assyrian army was on its way to sack Jerusalem.  Nothing good was going to happen.  The people called upon the prophet Isaiah who prophesied.  “For unto us a child is born, a son is given.  And the government will rest upon his shoulders.  And heContinue reading “Prince of Peace?”