Ministry, Poetry, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

    I would like to say a special "thank you," to Ai Love Music, who allowed me to do a guest post about my favorite Christmas song, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," by Charles Wesley. Click through in order to read the entire article! https://www.youtube.com/embed/vRAFQCOkjgE?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Welcome to Day 3 of the “25 Days of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

Blogging, Books, Writing

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers

I am so thankful to be have been nominated by Shanice at Faith & Turtles  and Carrelle from The Aesthetic's Vida for the blogger recognition award! Truly, it means a great deal. all writers want to be heard. Having nominations like this one gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside because it lets me know that… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers

Blogging

Sunshine Blogger Award 2 & 3

I'm so happy to announce that I have been nominated for my second Sunshine Blogger Award! I would like to thank the very awesome The Newbury Girl   for this nomination. The Newbury Girl is a beauty and wellness blogger who promotes sustainability. I encourage you check out her blog. She radiates positive vibes. UPDATE: Shortly after… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award 2 & 3

Books, First Line Fridays

First Line Fridays #1: “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line!   Author: Abraham Verghese Genre: Novel First lines: "After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother, Shiva, and I came… Continue reading First Line Fridays #1: “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese

Devotions, Pastoral Life

Devotion: Bloom Where You Are Planted

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5, NIV).” Dear Reader, I have always admired people who God has blessed with the gift of a green thumb. My grandmother always kept a… Continue reading Devotion: Bloom Where You Are Planted

Ministry, Pastoral Life, Preaching, Uncategorized

Tips for Sermon Writing

Dear Reader, John Wesley (one my personal heroes and co-founder of Methodism) encouraged “plain speaking for plain people,” he also advocated excellence in preaching. When preparing a sermon, I always ask myself the following questions: 1.) You are the resident theologian: Even if you have never attended seminary, there is a good chance that you… Continue reading Tips for Sermon Writing

Ministry, Preaching

The Importance of Sermon Preparation

A lot of people ask me how I prepare for my sermons. For me, the most important aspect of my job is my preaching. I approach each week’s sermon preparation with the outmost care and respect because when I received my call to ministry, the voice of the Lord was incredibly clear: “Be a preacher… Continue reading The Importance of Sermon Preparation