What I’ve Learned as a Church Visitor

Since I transitioned from full-time ministry to speaking and sharing on a part-time basis, I've had the opportunity to visit a number of churches. I have been in a church of over a thousand; I've been with congregations numbering in the hundreds; and I've been in a church that had less than twenty. I've been…

Why It’s Good to Cry

Can I be honest? I've never understood how some people can always have a sunny disposition. I'm not sure what to make of folks who always seem to be upbeat. Now, to be sure, I could learn from such folks. And I hope I do. But I think it's also true what the 4th century…

Of Babies, Grads … and Cardinals

Babies are a great way to start people. I don't know who first said that, but it's a great line. And it's so true. You have to be a pretty hardened and self-centered person not to notice a baby, and at least for a moment, be reminded of the joy of life. But it's not…