30 years ago – always an Ider Hornet

As I saw social media posts from families who had graduates this week, I was reminded that it was 30 years ago this week when my classmates and I walked across the field at Wayne C. Hardman Stadium.  It’s hard to believe. Yes, I was part of the class of 1988 at Ider High School.Continue reading “30 years ago – always an Ider Hornet”

A very real issue: STRESS among teenagers and young adults

Sometimes an issue hits you right between the eyes and you wonder why you haven’t seen it sooner.  This is one of those issues.  Yes, in recent months I had heard “bits and pieces” from multiple directions. I had read news reports of soaring rates of depression & suicide among teens & young adults.  IContinue reading “A very real issue: STRESS among teenagers and young adults”

Lord, take over a worship service again.

Once a church reaches a certain point, the services must be planned and prepared for in a greater way.  In order to have a quality choir and orchestra, the music they share in worship must be planned and prepared ahead of time. In order to have the audio-visual elements that are now standard in manyContinue reading “Lord, take over a worship service again.”

What did Christ’s resurrection do?

As we prepare for Easter Sunday, I thought I would share some of my preaching notes from Easter Sunday 2017.  The title of the message was “What Did the Resurrection Do?” Here is a link to the video with the preaching notes below….    Christ’s resurrection made it possible for us to be born again.Continue reading “What did Christ’s resurrection do?”

Counting down to Easter Sunday – and every Sunday!

1 Corinthians 15 is one of the most famous chapters in the Bible. It is commonly referred to as the “Resurrection Chapter” not because it tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection but because it speaks of the necessity of it and how it applies to our lives today. As we approach Easter Sunday 2018, IContinue reading “Counting down to Easter Sunday – and every Sunday!”

Renewing the Blog & the Power of Social Media

It’s great to be back writing a blog post again for the first time in almost a year and a half. Sorry that I let life and ministry crowd out this ministry. I have updated the photos and a couple of the sections on this blog. Hopefully, I can do a better job with updatesContinue reading “Renewing the Blog & the Power of Social Media”