Confrontation

One of the hardest things for me is confrontation. I would say as a leader it was what I struggled with most. It is difficult to stand up to someone, to go face-to-face with someone and mention something that you take issue with, and for me, I always would get this nervous feeling in my … Continue reading Confrontation

Curb Cut

Until recently, I never knew what a curb cut meant. I actually have two curb cuts that I clear of snow and ice every winter season. Over the years, I have called them ramps as I tried desperately to ensure that the winter mayhem was removed from their presence. The main objective in my mind … Continue reading Curb Cut

Strict Judgment

Many people want to be up front and in the limelight. With social media, more are encouraged to share everything and be in front of everyone. Being in charge, being a leader, being a teacher—these positions of authority come with a great warning. James notes that these people “will be judged more strictly.” Remember that … Continue reading Strict Judgment

In Such a Way

Today’s devotion is hard to write. I must admit that as a pastor, this verse is one I think upon often. One day I was hit with this overwhelming truth—that my actions—my words and my deeds – could cause someone to stumble and fall. This great responsibility caused me to reevaluate everything. I asked the … Continue reading In Such a Way

Ephesians Study: Our Cornerstone

[Ephesians 2:11-23] Psalm 118:22 – stone rejected by the builders has become the head of the corner Verse 12 --   At one time we were                               Through Christ we are Separated                                                                 Brought Near Without hope                                                          With Peace Fellow citizens with the saints – Members of the household of GodBuilt on Foundation of Apostles & … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Our Cornerstone

Acts: Proclamation

[Acts 8:26-40] Peter and John were proclaiming the Good News. It disturbed people and they were put in prison. Annas the high priest and Caiaphas questioned them. They spoke of Jesus and the salvation only possible through Him. They were commanded to not speak or teach in the name of Jesus. They responded: “As for … Continue reading Acts: Proclamation