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Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

    “I don’t ever remember losing my temper until I got married.” All married couples experience anger. The tragedy is that thousands of couples never learn how to process anger productively. Marriage becomes a battlefield, each spouse accusing the other of firing the first shot. If a couple do not learn to properly handle […]

Everything Old Is New Again

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. —John 15:12-13 God has given me wonderful women to link arms with every step of the way. But I’ve also run the gamut of relationships with […]

The Power of Forgiveness

    When we’ve been hurt, when we’ve been battered, sometimes anger and bitterness give us a sense of control. But the truth is, our bitterness and anger often control us. They keep our perpetrators close at hand, keep the wrongs they’ve done to us in the front of our minds. In choosing bitterness and […]

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Angry at Your Spouse? Six ways to handle this emotion productively.

Everything Old Is New Again

The Power of Forgiveness

Pastor's Life

Is pastoring really that hard?

     According to recent statistics, from LifeWay Research, the average tenure for a senior pastor in the U.S. is only about 4-6 years.   Translated that means that there are a lot of pastors out there with four to six years of experience many times over with very few having twenty to thirty […]

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Grit Don’t Quit

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    I have learned, in my forty-plus years of serving God and living in His kingdom, that there are recurring pressures and voices that try to convince me to wave the white flag. That is to be expected, because the values of God’s kingdom are not the values of this world. Before receiving Jesus […]

A Big Gospel in Small Places

    My church, Pepperell Christian Fellowship, is a nondenominational church on Main Street in the town of Pepperell, Massachusetts, an hour northwest of Boston and just minutes from the New Hampshire border. You’ve probably never heard of Pepperell. It’s not a place people travel to so much as one they travel through. It’s a […]

Cultivating & Guarding Children’s Love for Jesus

    Why do children love Jesus so much? In the Gospels, it’s clear that they loved Jesus because He first loved them. Jesus wasn’t posing for future artists when He invited children to gather around him. Actually, He didn’t have to do any coaxing. Children loved Him. So did their parents, who were eager […]

How I Became “Pastor Cop”

    First off, I have to tell you that never in a million years would I have ever thought that I would become so involved in Law Enforcement, especially while a full-time Sr. Pastor! Not only that, but I also currently serve on our regional SWAT team as the Chief drone pilot and as […]

Five Elements of a Great Worship Experience

     Experiencing church for the first time as a twenty year old young man was quite the experience. I’ve been a part of brush arbor revivals, where you go out into a field and gather some sticks and build a structure to have a church service in. I’ve been in church services where […]

Why do I sing?

    I enjoy singing. It’s fun. It’s been a big part of my life and I take satisfaction in using it to express my heart and as a tool to explore my relationship with God. It’s good for me. But that’s not why I sing. Singing connects people. It’s an activity we do together […]

She Rises Late and Her Kids Make Her Breakfast

    It’s Not Gossip If Your Head Is Bowed Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. —James 1:26 I love catching my mother in sin. One time I heard her on the phone with a friend talking about […]

It’s About the Heart

    It will be very difficult to embark (and remain) on a journey of transformation if we do not have confidence that we are already loved as we currently are. We don’t change so that we’ll be loved more by God. We are measurelessly loved by God, so we are free and enabled to […]

The Pharisee Frog

    Many years ago the seminary where I attended had invited a guest speaker to preach at one of the chapel services. While I don’t remember anything about his subject I remember something he said in passing: “I have heard a lot of Pharisee frogs in my ministry. Always croaking ‘Yea but!’” For some […]

Seven People You Should Fire Right Now

  I’ve been pretty lucky in ministry. Over the years I’ve only had to fire a handful of staff and volunteers. It’s the least enjoyable part of my job but also one of the most important. And if you’re a pastor, it’s one of your most important jobs. Allowing a person to continue in a […]