Friend vs Brother

Friend vs Brother

We recently went through our first major incident since hurricane Rita back in 2005. It was during this recent season that we found ourselves realizing a distinguishable difference between a “friend” and a “brother”. Disclaimer: It’s not that anyone did anything...
The MY DAD Series

The MY DAD Series

The My Dad series I am blessed, my dad actually took the time to pass on things to me. I am not a first generation christian, I am the result of a father (and mother) who cared enough to make my walk with God important to them. Just the other day I was able to go to...
The Struggle is REAL…

The Struggle is REAL…

     So I have been trying to lose weight for…  Well, for a LONG time.  I believe I have lost the same 15 pounds at least 10 times over the past 10 years – and alas… Here I am again.  But to understand the determination...
Dancing with fear

Dancing with fear

Afraid? I think I am not But I think I play this game too much It’s as if I am literally dancing around the outside of your presence but acting like we are dancing together. Because there is “no fear in love”  Am I pretending? Am I saying that I...

Taking the hit

Sometimes (every time) you have to take the hit. Is it fair? No Were you wronged? Yes But sometimes you have to take the hit for someone. If we, being Christ-like Christians Being like Christ… Cannot turn the other cheek? Cannot humble ourselves to be meek?...
Another one bites the dust!

Another one bites the dust!

What’s happening to my generation I just got off the phone with a good friend of mine after becoming aware that another pastor my age has imploded.  Not literally, but has fallen into the all-too-common mess of not being able to sustain a ministry with...
Fully Aware

Fully Aware

I was blessed to have been taught HOW to be aware of the Holy Spirit (although I am still learning). This weekend at our Tinley Park campus we heard our senior pastor talk about the “full ministry of the Holy Spirit”.  One of the points of the message was...