July 21, 2017

We often come to moments in life when we don't quite know what to do. I am speaking about all of those times when we don't know what decision to make, what words to say, or what we should even feel emotionally.

This is one of the toughest and most challenging situations...

July 14, 2017

One of the signature verses in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount lies within the sixth chapter of Matthew. The commanding, yet promising statement is found in the thirty-third verse and reads, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will...

July 6, 2017

During my own personal study, I have been mining the text of Paul's letter to the church at Colossae. Whether we know it or not, this ancient group of believers has been quite instrumental in providing us with examples of Christian living that we still reference here i...

June 29, 2017

I recently celebrated a birthday. I don't know about you, but I really like birthdays and all that typically come with them. But with this last one, I found myself becoming a little introspective. I'm sure that's natural, considering I am a few years into my forties, b...

June 22, 2017

There is a line in a famous poem that says, "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." This line has been copied on motivational posters and plaques for as long as I can remember. Its "take charge" undertones have proven to be inviting to those within o...

June 22, 2017

I am blessed to have had a wonderful father. Thomas Teamer taught me many wonderful lessons, but the greatest of them all was how to love the Lord. He displayed this through his dedication to the church, how he loved my mother, and how he treated others. He was an epic...

June 15, 2017

Over the past week, there has been a lot of discussion of who is greater...LeBron or KD; LeBron or Jordan; Warriors or Lakers/Bulls/Celtics of old.

I know this is fodder for talking heads and sports fans, but it is a conversation that constantly calls into comparison th...