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Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Pastoral Life

God’s Grace Gives Me Hope to Face Sight Loss

My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."  

Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Devotion: Hope from the Ash Heap

This post is part of the series, "His Encouragement." Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Devotion: Hope from the Ash Heap

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Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes, Writing

Prepare the Way of the Lord (His Encouragement #4)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading Prepare the Way of the Lord (His Encouragement #4)

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, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Sermon Prep: Amos 5.6-15

  Sunday, October 14, 2018 Scripture:  Amos 5.6-15 Key Verses: " Seek good and not evil, that you may live;and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. 15 Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate;it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the… Continue reading Sermon Prep: Amos 5.6-15