A Helpful Lent Resource…

Lent is something most people don't even think about except when it's all over their clothes. This however is not the Lent I want to talk about here. Traditionally, Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, repentance, penance, alms-giving, and self-denial. For many orthodox churches and denominations it is the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:18+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Prayer, Spirituality, TLM Blog, Worship|0 Comments

Getting Unstuck…

Mark 14:38 b. "The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak." I have not written anything for some time. I have been going through one of the most difficult seasons and it has been hard to share anything that I thought was of value. Life can be so hard and ministry most lonely. This is not what most churches want to hear. Sunday after Sunday in our Traditional American Churches there is an expectation [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:24+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Prayer, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Going Deep Pt. 1

Last week I started a new teaching series at The Dwelling Place entitled "Going Deep."  It was prompted by something I posted a few days back where I said "Going Deep is our part, going Big is God's part."  As I was reflecting on Acts 2 I noticed something that jerked me back like a dog on a leash. We have a tendency as church pastors and church planter to give in to the pressure [...]


I hope that in all our celebration or regret over the election, that we would all see our need to pray for President Elect Obama and all those whom we have elected to office as servants with great responsibility under God.  Please pray..... For our national Leaders. That our national leaders would acknowledge their authority as coming from God.  Pride goes before the fall.  The humble will be exalted. That our national leaders would be [...]

By | 2008-11-05T14:47:18+00:00 November 5th, 2008|Leadership, Prayer|1 Comment

Great faith…

As is my custom, I tucked my two boys into bed an prayed with them.  My sons have gotten into a habbit of thanking God for all of our family and then one by one every animal we have ever had dead and alive.  No, this is not going to be a theological discussion on "prayers for the dead." I am always looking for teachable moments.  Jonathan (10yrs) begings his prayer and gets to the [...]

By | 2010-09-21T18:13:19+00:00 April 27th, 2008|Discipleship, Family, Prayer|2 Comments