Have you ever awakened, gotten your workout in, made your smoothie or your coffee, checked to make sure the clothes in the dryer were dry, but forgot to pray? We’ve all done it. For some, it can mess up the whole day, while for others, it really doesn’t make a difference. Prayer is perhaps THE most important activity of the day, yet so many of us neglect to do it. 
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I have a niece who is a tad bit ratchet. You know the type of girl who is in touch with her inner ghetto, and will pull that side out when the occasion arises (I must admit, I’m a tad bit ratchet myself). Well, one day we all were visiting my parents, her grandparents, and I guess my wife and daughter were extra cute because all I heard was, “YASSS! YOU BETTER WORK THAT …(hair, dress, shoes I’m not certain which) … YASSS!”

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I can remember very vividly, my daycare school. It’s not too far from where i live now, so every time we pass by, I’m taken back. I remember getting into it with this boy; Sidney! He and I were both pretty husky boys and I guess we battled it out for playground dominance. We didn’t like each other one bit! But that was short-lived, once we discovered that we lived only on block from each other. As 3 and 4-year-old kids, we quickly forgot the things that divided us and just simply decided to play and have fun. (more…)

I have been a born-again believer for 21 years. I have worked in ministry for 20 years. I have been in the preaching and teaching ministry for 16 years. I have been in pastoral and church leadership for 12 years. I have taken classes, studied courses, preached sermons, taught classes, written and presented materials pertaining to ways and character of God, and I have a confession … (more…)

I may be carbon dating myself, but I remember the days when McDonald’s didn’t allow special orders. If you didn’t like minced onions on your burger; TOO BAD! But along comes Burger King. Back in the day, Burger King was on the cutting edge of customer service, with a philosophy that they would prepare your burger however you wanted it.
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Do you know what it’s like to be rejected? I’m talking really rejected. For someone to determine, for what ever reason, that YOU aren’t good enough? When you see it in printed words it seems so awful but the truth is, rejection is actually someone deciding that someone or something isn’t good enough. If you don’t know this feeling, lucky you. (more…)

I was reflecting on the sermon I preached Sunday. One of the points made was that even though I stand to minister, I need the same faith as the one listening in the pew. While thinking about that, this poem just seemed to flow. I’m no “poet”. I’m not that snappy fingers dude, but I am an artist; so God will often use the artistic side of me. So I dedicate this poem to every pastor, preacher, evangelist, singer, songwriter, musician, blog writer, author, poet, or any other person in public ministry. I hope you feel my heart. (more…)