What captures your heart?

The gift of a story is the gift of a memory.  Each of us can remember the stories told to us, stories that filled our hearts with fantastic images and joy.  One of those stories was the Wizard of Oz, the original 1939 movie starred Ray Bolger as the slap stick Scarecrow and Bert Lahr…

Making Easter A Time of Impact

Easter is the beginning of God’s story of restoration and renewal in us. Because Jesus rose, we too shall rise. Death will not have the last word. Because of the resurrection our preaching has purpose, our faith has forgiveness, and our service to Him has significance. But Easter is more than a day of celebration,…

Are You Ready for Easter?

My life is very busy at Easter. My days are consumed by an all-hands-on-deck time of planning special worship services and planning for overflow crowds. You stack this on top of my typical family responsibilities, counseling needs, leadership issues and the other teaching challenges that face the average pastor year-round. It makes sense I would…