For me, the most difficult thing to do in ministry is managing the paradoxes of the kingdom.   A paradox is an illogical contradiction.  It’s a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or incongruous.  The Bible is full of them.  The reason being is that although we live in the world of man,…

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I know God is constantly working in us and all of us are a work in progress.  Knowing that and remembering it,  becomes our encouragement when we face tough situations.  But I believe that seeing God work in others is equally or greater in encouragement.  In us, the difference seems barely noticeable, but in others…

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As many of you have noticed, I’ve had my blogging in hiatus mode.  The reason for it is that I’ve been concentrating on my next book.  That was my thought on putting my blogs on ice.  I was wrong.  I’ve learned that blogging breaks the “writer’s block.”  Therefore, I’ll be writing blogs more often… more…

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Today is a very special day!   Today I celebrate 21 years of marriage to the most beautiful women I’ve ever known! I’m a “list person.”  All my study notes, plans, strategies and dreams are in a list format.  My lists are never prioritized by importance.  I also never number my lists; they’re simply a way…

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I love Decembers.  It’s our favorite time of the year!  And to be truthful, our December really begins on the last Thursday of November – Thanksgiving.  We get a little over one month to celebrate new life, new seasons, hope and love with family and friends!  We also get opportunity to be a blessing to…

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Looking back is not so bad.  Looking back has a bad reputation.  Actually, anything practiced in excess and with the wrong motives is bad.   Looking back or “hindsight,” when leveraged properly has many benefits as long as it’s not done with regret. For 2 ½ years I’ve been trying to figure out my “process.”  We…

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Have you ever felt like you’ve been turned inside out?  These last three days, here in Texas, I’ve been “turned inside out.”   There’s something about being exactly where God wants you to be! We, at times, use the term “divine appointments” very loosely.  I believe when we’re walking in God’s will, every second should be…

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I’m currently in Cedar Hill, Texas, a beautiful community outside of Dallas,  at the Love Your City gathering held by Pastor Jim Hennesy of Trinity Church.   This conference was not advertised to the public.  The guest speakers personally invited those attending.  I’m thankful that God used Pat Schatzline, one of America’s top youth evangelist and…

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Today, I celebrate the birthday of the love of my life.  I really don’t know where I would be without her!  I can truly say that I am in love with her more today than I was almost twenty-one years ago when I said, “I do.” As a pastor, I get to observe the lives…

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I find it very difficult putting into words as to how proud I am of all my kiddos!  I’m very thankful to God for all of them.  They love the Lord with all their heart as well as possessing a sense of destiny. Yesterday was Zion’s birthday.  Zion is my 3rd oldest child and 2nd…

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