From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 30

I am blessed to serve a congregation whose leadership understands the value of the gift to a pastor of sabbatical. Sabbatical is common in the seventh year of practice in positions of leadership, most commonly in the fields of Ministry, Education, Law, and Medical...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 23

I continue with a discussion of prayer and some of the questions I have received lately. This one is somewhat common: I can’t pray out loud or in public. My first response is praying out loud or in public is not as difficult as you think if you consider it is simply...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Jun 16

I have been focusing on hinderances to prayer and today I include another question I was asked: Why do I struggle so much to stay focused when I pray? Let’s face it! Many of us struggle to stay focused when we pray. Our culture is busy and there are so many things...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Jun 9

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, celebrating the coming of Holy Spirit. One of Holy Spirit’s ministries is to help make us holy. We ought to be more holy today than we were yesterday, and Holy Spirit helps us in this growing process. First, the work of Holy Spirit is to...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Jun 2

I was asked a couple of Sundays ago: What should I do when I don’t feel like praying? There are days, seasons, or events in all of our lives that sometimes seem to paralyze our hearts and leave no words available to us for prayer. When this happens, the first thing to...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 26

Do you ever wonder why your prayers seem to go unanswered? May I share some thoughts from Kim Butts blog with Harvest Prayer Ministries? A most common reason is we have already determined what answer we want to hear or see is before we actually ask God. In other...