Post-Easter Prayer- “Now What?”

Well, yet another Easter season has come and gone. It was a busy time for clergy members, especially with Holy Week services, as well as Easter Sunday services. For those who are regular church goers, we have experienced once again the stories of Jesus’s ministry, passion, death, and resurrection, as…
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Character building, Wesley, and Grace

  These past few weeks have been ridiculously busy for me, which is why I haven’t been online very much. Or posted anything new for almost two weeks. This past week specifically was quite an adventure for my wife and I, because this semester, I opted to take an independent…
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Bad Days & Bedtime Stories

Like any parent, I read my kids stories at bedtime. Depending on the night, and how late it is, sometimes we even read two. Lately, I’ve been reading the children’s classic- turned movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at bedtime. I remember reading it as…
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Holy Moments

My wife Steph and I always have trouble figuring out what we want for dinner. It’s true. It’s one of those things that we’ve just never really been able to figure out ahead of time. We have our typical repertoire of meals that we cycle through, and last night was…
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Doing More by Doing Less

Okay, I’ve got a confession to make. This isn’t the post I wanted to write this week. I had originally planned on writing a post on the topic of grace. Being that I’m a Methodist pastor, it seems fitting (and yes, it does have something to do with the title…
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Oatmeal, Spirituality & Unexpected Grace

I made oatmeal for myself for breakfast this morning. Or, perhaps phrased more accurately, I attempted to make oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I don’t make it very often, usually because it takes a while to cook, and mostly because it makes a giant mess in the microwave when it’s…
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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation. For anyone who calls themselves a follower of Jesus, the topic of spiritual formation will come up at one point in time or another. We all have our ideas and thoughts about what it is, how to do it, and, of course, why it’s important. Simply put, to…
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