You Have One Job

Have you ever heard the expression “you have just one job”? This expression is a response that echoes frustration, anger or mockery towards something or someone who fails to complete the specific task for which it was designed or assigned to accomplish. For example, that expression might sound like this in a typical work environment. […]

By God’s Grace, Remain Faithful

In Acts 13, the Christian church had launched and was growing. Paul and Barnabas were worshipping God in their church when the Holy Spirit hand-picked them to venture out and preach the gospel in other countries. This would become known as Paul’s first missionary journey. Fast forward and we find Paul and Barnabas in a […]

Joy Comes In The Morning

If you wear cologne or perfume, you probably have not given much thought to how it is produced other than wondering why it is so expensive. That is pretty much the case with me until I came across some interesting information in my reading this weekend. Just a little to the south of the Balkan […]

Finishing Strong

Many of you watched the Olympics and while I am typically not all that excited about the Olympics, I am intrigued by some of the stories connected to the Olympics. I always feel so bad for the athlete who loses his or her event by one tenth of a second or sometimes even less. Think […]

Don’t Cross The Line

As I was driving yesterday, I came to an intersection with a sign that read, “stay behind the line.” The more common version of that phrase is something we have heard all our lives, “don’t cross the line.” Typically, when someone “crosses the line” it means they have gone from one situation or activity to […]

Where Are You Going?

What is the one common denominator in all our lives regardless of where you live, the size and scope of your ministry or your family situation? We are all BUSY! Almost everyone I know is “busy.” Even if they really aren’t busy, they feel compelled to say they are busy because everyone else is. We […]

Going Deep!

One day, as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonged to Simon, and asked him to put […]

Hidden in Plain Sight

I went on a hike the other day. It was a familiar trial that I have hiked before. From time to time you can see deer in certain spots along the trail. I stopped at one of those spots and looked around, but I did not see any deer. I decided to sit down in this little […]

NO, I WILL NOT GROW UP

Throughout my life I have been told these words off and on— “Steve, you need to grow up and act like an adult.” I get it, I am an adult. I have a wonderful wife, two great sons, a large ministry with many responsibilities and have many people counting on me. Yes, I get it. […]

Give It To Me Now

We have grown so accustomed to “speed,” that when things are delayed, we become impatient and aggravated. Okay, maybe it is just a personal problem and I am projecting my difficulty on you guys, haha! Here is an example—the other day, I was working on a project in my office. I sent a multiple page […]