AFTERMATH: The Rebuild

I write on a Saturday, following a tornado earlier this week on Monday.  The speed of the recovery efforts in this town has blown my mind!  In less than a week's time, the streets are clean, debris is largely gone, and signs have even been fully replaced in some locations.  I've, personally, never seen a … Continue reading AFTERMATH: The Rebuild



Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 (NKJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. I've been going over these two verses at length with the children in our church the last several weeks, and I know I will continue the next few weeks as … Continue reading SPIRIT SLICES: Love

AFTERMATH: What’s Truly Important?

Yesterday, I experienced my first tornado firsthand.  I've seen the aftermath of several on television and heard many stories from those I know about what it's like, but while readying a movie review for this site,, I began receiving messages to be cautious; I hate to say I wasn't concerned, but I've been through … Continue reading AFTERMATH: What’s Truly Important?

Fruit Made Sweeter

Patience is a virtue...we've heard it said. I've also heard, "Never pray to God for patience." The reason being: God will give it, not as an immediate gift, but as a product of testing. Even without "praying for it", I've felt like I was on the receiving end of those circumstances many times myself. It's … Continue reading Fruit Made Sweeter


Psalm 46:10 (NKJV) 10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! When was the last time you just stopped?  Stopped moving, driving, running, posting, calling, messaging, playing, watching, listening, and just stopped.  This verse has always held a power to me, … Continue reading BE STILL

DON’T Limit God

I pastor what many would consider a small church.  I've been there going on seven years in August.  The length of time I've been there, we've gained some people and lost others.  I can't say that my first pastorate has turned the world upside down as some others appear to, but I can say, without … Continue reading DON’T Limit God

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Taking On Another’s Burdens

At the Frisco Baptist Associational Prayer Conference last night at First Baptist of Hugo, Oklahoma, I heard Dr. Hance Dilbeck, Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, share a message from Nehemiah 1:1-11, and it focused on ensuring our prayers aren't focused solely on ourselves, which happens almost instinctually. In the passage, … Continue reading Taking On Another’s Burdens