Ministry, Writing

Awaiting the Proofs for My First Poetry Book!

Update 12/6/18: My chapbook Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse is now available on Kindle (FREE with Kindle Unlimited!) or in paperback!  As I sit here, I'm so excited that I can hardly contain myself. This morning, I completed my order on Amazon in order to receive five proof copies for my very first chapbook, Through My… Continue reading Awaiting the Proofs for My First Poetry Book!

Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Ministry, Order of St. Luke, Sermons & Sermon Notes, Writing

What Does Healing Look Like?

This past week, I deepened my spirituality by spending time at a retreat with members of the Order of St. Luke. Throughout the week, we emphasized how Luke portrays Christ as the healer, and I couldn’t help but wonder, why does God heal some people and not others? Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight About… Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?

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