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Confessions of a Pastor

The past few years I’ve really struggled… with my weight. 8 months ago, during my yearly physical, my doctor told me I HAD to lose weight. A healthy weight sets the stage for everything else…bones, muscles, brain, heart, and others to play their parts...
How to Recognize the Snare of Pride

How to Recognize the Snare of Pride

C.S. Lewis said of pride: “There is no fault of which we are more unconscious in ourselves, and probably conscious of in others, because pride by its very nature is deceitful.” *Pride makes us feel special and unique. This statement does not refer to the uniqueness of...
Thirteen Kinds of Wrong Thinking

Thirteen Kinds of Wrong Thinking

Catastrophizing. Predicting the worst outcome. If something goes wrong it will be a disaster. Every twinge is a sign of serious illness, every frown a sign of rejection. Overgeneralizing. Assuming that because something happened once, this means it will happen again....

37 Scriptures For A Sound Mind

During the teaching series “Mind Games” part 1 I discussed the importance of directing our mind. Below are 37 scripture verses to help you do just that. When dealing with incorrect ways of thinking take these verses and meditate on them to redirect your...

Why Church Attendance Is A Big Deal

My dad and mom were pastors. I grew up attending weekly worship services. I’m grateful for parents who loved Jesus and His church. Thanks dad and mom! I have always loved the local church. For some, our lives have become so busy and fast-paced, that it seems...