Tomorrow

There’s always tomorrow for dreams to come true. This song truly highlights my childhood. I have heard this classic song all of my life. As a child, I would hear this melody year after year as I watched Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer. I would hear and sing this beautiful song never actually considering what tomorrow might bring. Up to this point in my life, there has always been a tomorrow. I have always had a chance for a do-over. I have been able to take the mulligan no matter how awful yesterday might have been. I have learned that the mistakes or missteps often characterize the direction that our lives will take.

I love my community…

I love my city!

I truly do. Today (as many days) I was reminded of how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place. I work in the Fairfax area of Jacksonville Florida, and most days I look forward to walking to one of the many local eateries near my office.

Unity and Revitalization

Church Planting is probably one of the hardest jobs that I have tackled in my 25 years of ministry. I must be a real glutton for suffering because shortly after I planted the church that I currently lead, we merged with a dying legacy church in the heart of the demographic that God called us to serve. So the vibrant church plant turned into an ongoing revitalization project that is now approaching its fifth birthday.

The importance of rest

Today is a special day…

I am resting…I am sitting in my favorite slightly worn out recliner listening to a news channel drone on and on as I drink great vessel of 8 o’clock coffee from my favorite cup, with no particular plans in mind for this beautiful North Florida spring day.

The problem with distraction…

Distraction is the de-railer of forward progress.

So many times in ministry I have experienced forward progress being stymied by meaningless distractions. I personally believe that the devil is the engineer on the “City of distraction” train and he is looking for subtle ways to take the leader and the organization off task by cropping up with little ankle biting distractions.

Just laugh

This is great advice…

Jesus came so that we could have an abundant life. I like to think about the abundant life. I do not know about you, but to me the abundant life sounds fun. The abundant life sounds hilarious. I am certain that an abundant life, full of family friends and fun would make me laugh and I like to laugh so, give me this abundant life. I want a life full of peace, joy and happiness. Give me Jesus.

Presidents day

Happy presidents day.

I hope that each of you enjoys an extra day this weekend to take advantage of doing something out of doors. It is a beautiful spring day here in North East Florida so I want to take advantage of getting out and taking a walk down by the St. Johns River.

Be the Church!

Wow, what a wild and crazy week it has been. History has been made and our country seems to be drifting. The distance between right and left are getting wider every minute and our national identity is being skewed. So many people have become their political affiliation.

A wish is a dream that does not disappoint…

I love to dream! I have always been a dreamer and it seems as if I must be passing my wonder gene onto my grandchildren.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take three of my grandkids to Toys-R-Us to pick up three copies of the 2016 Christmas Catalogue.