Below are several weblogs, i.e., blogs, that I have posted on the SouthviewConnect and other online web locations. Some are specific to a place or point in time when they were written. Others are more universally applicable. I hope that they speak to you in the same way they spoke to me when God laid them on my heart.

Blog Posts

Nothing New Under the Sun
August 12, 2104 A discussion exploring how, throughout history, man’s capabilities for both self-destruction and revival remain unchanged.

May 7, 2104 A discussion exploring how God’s grace transcends rational human logic, and saves us from the justice that we would deserve if we remained unredeemed.

Deep and Wide — An Adventure in Gardening
May 17, 2013 Whether you are planting a tree, or starting or growing a church, many of the same requisites for success apply.

Taking The Road Less Traveled
October 27, 2012 If you travel a less-traveled road, you are sure to encounter new and exciting experiences. If you travel this road with faith in Christ, you can be assured that you will end up at a good eternal destination.

What Makes Life Interesting?
September 23, 2012 There is an old proverb/curse that goes something like this: "May you live in interesting times." If we are truly following Christ, our times and our lives are guaranteed to be "interesting".

There’s No "I" in Team (Ain’t No "We" Either)
August 1, 2012 A discussion around the difficulty that many of us have pursuing goals and objectives without also exhibiting a healthy dose of ego in the process.

It’s Official: The World's a Mess!
June 22, 2012 A discussion acknowledging the world’s many problems, but cautioning us not to get so wrapped up in worry or "end times" predictions that we lose sight of what we should be focusing on and doing during our limited time on the planet.

"You Want Me To Do What?!"
April 3, 2012 A discussion regarding the challenges that God throws our way, and how our lives can be changed and our faith strengthened if we embrace these challenges in the name of Christ.

Created With A Purpose
January 20, 2012 A discussion regarding the gifts of work and purpose that God gives us, and how we can use them to reach out to others in the name of Christ.

Growing During Times of Stress
July 3, 2011 A discussion encouraging us to regard periods of stress as God working in our lives to test us and make us stronger.

100% for 100% of The 57%
October 30, 2010. A discussion regarding the tremendous number of changes and the large number of Kingdom activities going on at Southview, all being accomplished with much "gladness of heart".

Heaven Can Wait, A Servant’s Heart
July 10, 2010. A discussion regarding the promise of eternal bliss in heaven versus the great work that still remains for each of us here on earth.

Easter 2010
April 6, 2010. A discussion regarding the events and activities of the day at the time when Christ entered Jerusalem.

God Sees My Bald Spot
February 14, 2010. A discussion challenging us to look at ourselves in God’s mirror, to ensure that we are not ignoring the hidden areas of life that need attention.

There Are No Hot Dogs in Heaven
December 27, 2009. A discussion regarding our new lives, our new bodies, and our new diet — in Heaven.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
November 27, 2009. God is a great composer of symphonies, and He is always looking for new instruments and new ways to use existing instruments. Are we allowing God to expand our horizons so that we can contribute to His work in ever-changing ways? Or do we, like Debussy, believe we know beforehand what every symphony "should" sound like, what instruments should and should not be included, and how they should be played, without taking the time to seek God’s desires?

How’s Your Cadence?
September 8, 2009. A few insights from cycling that have applicability to our effectiveness as a Christian.

Running The Race – Even If You’re Not A Runner
July 3, 2009. In God’s kingdom, everyone has a race to run. We don’t need to be an Olympic sprinter in order to qualify as a "good and faithful servant".

Bits of Wisdom
June 13, 2009. A few simple but profound pieces of wisdom that God has revealed to me over the years.

What Does The Lord Require Of You?
May 24, 2009. A discusion emphasizing the importance of actively seeking, listening to, and following God’s will and direction in our lives.

Antioch: The Next Step
May 3, 2009. An examination of how to take your church and my church to the next level, using the practices of the Christians at the Church at Antioch as a model for us to follow.

The Good News!
March 11, 2009. A discusion surrounding the blessing that we and others receive when we proclaim the Good News of Jesus our Savior.

Construction Going Up
February 8, 2009. Brick by brick, God is building on the foundation laid by Christ, and a new and exciting church is rising up before our eyes!

Investing Tips For 2009
January 12, 2009. A discusion challenging us to expand our financial and spiritual porfolios with investments that will produce unparalleled returns, both now and throughout eternity.

Seeing God’s Face
December 27, 2008. Numerous passages in the Bible refer to "seeing God’s face". Can we really see God’s face? This discussion assures us that we can, if we "seek" it first.

Being Mediocre Isn’t Good Enough
November 30, 2008. Are we overachieving Christians? Or have we established "average" goals? Do we really think Christ wants us to be mediocre?

Are We Living In "The Last Days"?
September 28, 2008. A discusion of many Christian’s expectations that perhaps the "end" is coming, and that it will be here within the foreseeable future.

Antioch Virginia?
September 15, 2008. Could your church or my church become the next "Church at Antioch"?

Where’s The 3,000?
September 11, 2008. A look at the appropriate barometers for evaluating church "success" and health. Focusing on raw numbers can discourage us and sidetrack us from our true goals.

What’s Your Address? Where Are You Living?
August 31, 2008. A discussion about change. Nothing in today’s world, or in our church, is constant; nor is anything constant within us — except the God who saves us.

Mountain Moving
August 12, 2008. A discusion regarding spiritual and chuch growth, the challenges that will undoubtably follow, and a God who will enable us to "move mountains" in overcoming these challenges!

My "One Prayer"
July 10, 2008. If you could ask one prayer and know that God would answer it, what would that one prayer be?

June 15, 2008. A discusion regarding the assurance that God has a purpose for our lives and that he had that purpose in mind before each of us was created.

The Role Of The Remnant
June 1, 2008. A discussion of how God is always faithful to those who persevere and fight on, even when no good outcome is in sight.

Is The Church Forceful Enough?
May 17, 2008. A discusion challenging us as Christ-followers to reach out, go out, and aggressively seek the lost and dying, and to do it forcefully.

Jesus Where Do We Drop Our Nets?
May 4, 2008. A discusion surrounding Jesus’ call for us to be "fishers of men" and the importance of being ready and willing to follow Jesus’ instructions — versus relying solely on our own "professional" opinions.

A Sabbath Day’s Rest
April 8, 2008. A discusion regarding the challenges we all face in achieving spiritual balance in our lives, particularly as it applies to God’s commandment to "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." (Exodus 20:8)
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