A Season for the Ages – the 2019 Briarwood Lions Football team

It is only now that I am able to write about the experience that was the 2019 football season at Briarwood Christian School. Unless you had a son on the team or you were involved coaching or otherwise, you really can’t understand how special it was. It’s difficult to put into words, but it’s worthContinue reading “A Season for the Ages – the 2019 Briarwood Lions Football team”

A Few Words about “The Budget”

For most pastors, there a few times of the year with more anxiety than when “the budget” is presented to the church for adoption.  Most churches have some type of open discussion time regarding the budget prior to the vote to adopt the budget. That can get interesting! At times, this is a point ofContinue reading “A Few Words about “The Budget””

Reclaiming the JOY of Christmas

As I have so many times before, I arose this Sunday morning and headed to church with my Christmas message prayed over, prepared, and ready to go.  However, this year the Sunday before Christmas was different for me.  In the early years of my ministry, I walked with families through tremendous pain and difficulty duringContinue reading “Reclaiming the JOY of Christmas”

Handling conflict like Christians

We tend to think of conflict in terms of warfare – when it’s REALLY bad.  The truth is that conflict comes in many forms and there are levels of conflict.  Has someone said something that “rubbed you the wrong way?”  That is a conflict.  Is there someone that you believe isn’t doing their job inContinue reading “Handling conflict like Christians”