Resurrection Morning: A Poem Inspired by John 20:11-18

The early morning dark makes it hard to see the one standing before me. Where is my Rabbi? Where is my friend? Where is the one I have given my life to? The tomb is empty. The brightness of the angel is overwhelming. The gardener asking me why I am weeping is infuriatingly annoying. Then, … Continue reading Resurrection Morning: A Poem Inspired by John 20:11-18

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The Struggle of Grief: Matthew 5:4 and God’s blessing of comfort

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” One of the main battles of grief is this feeling struggling within your soul telling you to get over it, to move on. This feeling produces guilt. It lays a burden on top of the grief which already seems too much to bear. And, at … Continue reading The Struggle of Grief: Matthew 5:4 and God’s blessing of comfort

A Message To Small Church Pastors: Your Ministry Matters!

Small church pastors I want you to know you matter. Your ministry matters. Your church matters. We don’t hear this affirmation much in our church world where it seems bigness is next to godliness. Ministry success to many is defined by how many people attend your church and how big your “platform” can be. We … Continue reading A Message To Small Church Pastors: Your Ministry Matters!