Radiance & Goodness

A lesson on radiance, goodness and the glory of God from Psalm 34 In 1998, I was crowned champion of the Appalachian State Intramural Pickleball Tournament. (Trust me, that sounds way more glamorous than it actually was.) While pickleball has caught on over time and has become, as one website put it, “one of the … More Radiance & Goodness

One Word, One Year

January 1, 2018 What’s Your One Word for 2018? The beginning of a New Year marks the time when many people make goals (or resolutions) for areas of their lives they would like to see or experience change.  According to Barna Research Group, nearly two-thirds of American’s make New Year’s resolutions, but only 20% report … More One Word, One Year

Specks and Planks

Sermon from March 17, 2019 at Integrity Church in Burlington on Matthew 7:1:6. While Jesus warns against judging others, He does not forbid all forms of judgement. “Don’t be so critical, but be a little critical.”

The Back of God

In Exodus 33, we find an interesting interaction between Moses and God (as if each interaction isn’t already interesting enough!).  In verse 18, Moses makes a rather odd but direct request of God; “…show me your glory.”  It’s an oddrequest only when you consider all that Moses has seen and experienced up to this point.  But Moses … More The Back of God

A Blank Page

I was reading an article earlier today that I can certainly relate to.  For those of you who have ever been in the practice of journaling, you could probably understand.  The author mentioned how starting a new journal can be a bit of a daunting task.  You’ve got all of these blank pages that are … More A Blank Page

The Dichotomy of a Day

[This appeared first at LifeChurchNC.com] November 10, 2017 As I sat in my chair yesterday evening reflecting on the day, the word dichotomy kept coming to mind.  The day started with spending my morning constantly choking back tears, taking in this indescribably beautiful scene at Isenberg Elementary School where folks from our church family and community joyfully interacted with children, washed their … More The Dichotomy of a Day