Our Recent Timothy+Barnabas Trip

In this article, I share some pictures, videos, and reflections from Kim’s and my time at a Timothy+Barnabas Conference in Greensboro, GA.

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“Ten Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife”

(May 2021) BEFORE YOU READ THIS: I’m in the process of writing a book that goes into even greater detail and expands the list of what you are about to read in this article. I want the book to be honest (real), affirming, encouraging, and instructional. So, if you are married to a pastor, what […]

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“Put The Oxygen Mask On Yourself Before Placing It On Your Children”

If you have ever boarded an airplane and prepared for the flight, you know that the stewards and stewardesses give the same exact safety lecture as the plane is being backed away from the terminal. At one point, they say that if the cabin experiences a drastic decrease in pressure, oxygen masks will drop from […]

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February 23: “A Remedy For Running on Empty”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 14:1-57 Mark 6:30-56 Psalm 40:1-10 Proverbs 10:11-12 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 6:31 (CSB): “He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.’ For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.” REFLECTIONS ON […]

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Why I Love to Blog (+ January Stats)

When I was much younger, I hated writing. When a grade school teacher told us to pull out our journals and do some creative writing or write an essay, I despised it. Since then, I have discovered the joy of writing. It’s fun to get my thoughts down on a page and, hopefully, to get […]

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Behind the Curtain of Ministry

If you have ever been to a play or concert, you know that everything is geared toward giving the audience a great experience. If there is a stage curtain, it opens and everything looks wonderful. Yet, if you have ever had the privilege of going “back stage,” you realize that things look much different behind […]

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Pastors on Visiting Churches

It was an unfortunate set of details but we didn’t have church services today at Westside Baptist Church. Some minor gas leaks were found in our building this past week so we got repairmen on the job immediately. However, with highs only in the 40’s today and with no heat in the building, we had […]

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A Church Plant called Calvary Goldsmith

Westside Baptist Church has before it an opportunity to join other Southern Baptist Churches in a project spearheaded by the North America Mission Board. On Sunday morning, October 19th, we will vote as a church family on whether we believe God is calling us to walk through that door of opportunity.As we seek greater clarity […]

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Sermon (video): God’s Pattern for Revival (Isaiah 6:1-8)

So your spiritual life has grown stale? It’s been awhile since your time in the Bible has really been fun? It’s been far too long since you’ve actually enjoyed praying? You feel unable to overcome the temptations in your life? And you sense that there’s GOT to be more to the Christian life than what […]

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Sermon (video): Maintaining our First Love (Revelation 2:1-7)

Did you know that it is quite possible that Jesus could remove His hand of blessing from a church even if it was 1) theologically correct, 2) busy in ministry, and 3) enduring persecution for their faith? It is in Revelation 2:1-7 that we realize just how important it is to maintain our first love […]

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