Dear Salisbury…

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." From the moment I arrived in 2013, a strange but beautiful dichotomy began to unfold. The seven years we were called together brought some of my greatest joys and deepest hurts.

a recent success…

Almost two weeks ago I attended a coaches training for the Clifton StrengthsFinder® in Hickory, NC with several others pastors, church-planters and community leaders from around Greensboro. During one of the training sessions we were all asked to list a couple of "recent successes" we'd had in life, ministry, etc. First of all, I love …

I hate shots…

I remember when I was growing up and those infamous visits to the pediatrician's office. I remember my doctor's name - Dr. Amos, whose office was located near Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro - and I remember that the only cool thing about going to his office were the "Highlights" magazines and all the germ-infested …