Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why Me?

I am so blessed to help pastor a church family who truly desires to see God glorified in their daily lives. I am so tremendously blessed in fact, that I routinely question why God allows me the privilege of being a part of it. Even though it’s challenging sometimes, more than anything else, God’s call…

The Hands of Grace (Life)

As one of the Pastors here at Grace Life, I am thankful for many opportunities. We have so many things to be grateful for as the Pastors of such an amazing body of believers. I was reminded of this truth during our latest Covenant Service. I found myself in a most humbling position as one…

Four Fantastic Family Commitments

I’m always looking for handles that I can get a grip on in pursuing the things that really matter in life. Life is too short and too much is a stake to be fumbling around, not “getn’her done”. Dad & Mom, the days, months, and years you have with your kids will fly by. They…

You Want Me to Make What?

There have been times in my life when I set out to accomplish a task, but the instructions were not real clear. Those are always challenging situations to find yourself in. What do I do? When do I do it? Why do I have so many extra pieces left over? Now when it comes to…

Does Church Membership Matter?

 We’ve been asking that question quite a bit at Grace Life in recent days and I think the resounding answer from God’s Word and God’s people is “Yes! Membership matters a great deal.” No, you can’t find a chapter and verse that says, “join a church” but the writers of the New Testament just seem…

Search for Truth

Paul was amazed that the Galatians so quickly were deserting the gospel of Jesus Christ for another gospel which really was not a gospel since there is only one true gospel. (Gal. 1:6-7) In reality there were those sneaking into the church to corrupt the pure gospel of Christ. (2:4-5) Because of our pastor’s commitment…

Engage the Grey Matter Between Your Ears

Blind faith is an amazing thing. The perfect example of this is when a child leaps off a high point into the arms of their father, knowing that their Daddy is going to be there to catch them. What a beautiful picture of childlike faith and trust. As followers of Jesus, we are called to…

One Thing

I had the privilege of attending the Inspire Worship Conference in Brentwood, TN with about half of our worship ministry this past week. We had an incredible time of worship, instruction, and just hanging out without the pressure of rehearsing for a worship service. I am so thankful that so many were able to take…

A Thirst for Godliness

There are many signs in a believer’s life that give evidence to the desire for godliness: A disciplined prayer life, a longing to read God’s Word, quickly confessing sin of which one has been convicted, loving and longing for corporate worship, true concern for the spiritual life of those whom God has placed under your…