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Shepherd their hearts

This past week of tragedy points out a critical flaw in the parenting style of America!

What is this flaw?  It is the flaw of failure of shepherding the hearts of our children!  We are so busy as a nation appeasing our children, befriending our children, and trying to make our children happy at any expense that we have failed in the simple act shepherding them.

We ask the question of our children, what do YOU want to do, what makes YOU happy, how do YOU want to do this and that?  When did we stop asking ourselves, "What is best for them?"  I believe that at the time that Children became the center of the household, rather than Christ guiding the parents as the center of the household, we lost our way.  PARENTS... Stop and ask yourself, if you had the same decision making ability in your arsenal at birth-18 years old as we put in the arsenal of our children's hands today, would you have made wise decisions for your entire household?

NO!!!!  Now, I am not saying, kids c…

A New Chapter

Novels and Stories are broken into chapters.  Each of these chapters in a novel cover a different aspect of the story.  Generally a chapter indicates a new twist or turn in the story of the main characters life.  As you finish a chapter, you know something new is around the next corner.

Well, Sunday, I wrapped one chapter and today, I start a new chapter.  The weird thing is, I do not know what the twist or turn will be in this chapter.  I just know, one part of my story finished.  For the past 11 years, my story has been: raising my family in the midst of the growing time in my children's lives in Somerville, AL, pouring into the lives of students at Shiloh, leading mission trips, teaching at First Priority and FCA clubs, teaching chapel at co-op, and being involved in life in this community of Somerville/Cotaco.  Well, that chapter closed yesterday.

What does this new chapter hold.  First and foremost, being a faithful believer/leader and good father and good husband.  The rest…

The Cult of Personality

We are a personality-centric nation.  We thrive on the people who we put in front of us.  We seek out people to put on pedestals and then get angry when they let us down. Celebrities, athletes, politicians, musicians, you-tube stars, and even friends and family. 



Pastors, Leaders, and Church-goers are just as guilty.   In our desire to be more Holy we elevate other pastors on pedestals and when they let us down, we rip them apart.  We will elevate great speakers, pastors, evangelists, internet and tv star preachers, or maybe even our own pastor onto a great platform and then follow them rather than the Christ they preach.

I am here today to say, that if we want to reach the world, we have to stop elevating anyone other than the Holy Spirit.  If we want to have a relationship with Christ, nothing is more important than the still small voice within us, as it is the voice of the only one that deserves the throne of our lives!   I mean, should we elevate mere men or the one who created…