Community Life

Positivity

This past Tuesday I had the privilege to speak to a good number of the 900 teachers and support staff from the Grand Blanc public schools about leadership. I was at one of twenty-four stations along a “scavenger hunt” around town to learn about positive character traits. The overall event was part of a national campaign called the “Positivity Project.” I was thrilled by how receptive everyone was to my message about...

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Stories of Hope!

Hope is elusive for many people. It will ALWAYS be out of reach if we rely on the promises and power of men. However, in Jesus Christ there is ALWAYS the sure and certain hope of wonderful things ahead. We KNOW we will be with Jesus in heaven for eternity. His death and resurrection guarantee it. The gift of faith received in Baptism and the Word of God assures us that Jesus’ gift IS ours for free. We also have certain hope that Jesus will...

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Germany Tour Presentation

This Sunday, June 4th, the group that recently traveled with me to Germany and Switzerland will be sharing pictures and stories. We’ll meet in the Music Room at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc from 9:30 to 10:30a.m. Everyone’s welcome. One of the highlights for me was seeing where Martin Luther lived his real life with his wife, Katie, and their children. Luther was not an abstract theorist when it came to family life. He lived...

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Icons of Jesus

Icon = a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. Every relationship in your life is to be an “icon” of the relationship between Jesus and His beloved bride, the church. The way you love others is to reflect the way Jesus loves you. Our love, like the love of Jesus, is to be sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational. We’re to give up our own self-love. We’re to love others no matter what....

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Book of the Year!

My book, Handing Out Life, was selected in its category as the 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR among Christian Small Publishers. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to its development. Thanks, also, to everyone who voted for my book as part of the award decision process. I’m humbled and honored to be able to pass along Jesus’ awesome gifts in this book. Please join me in praying that this award will encourage more to get and use the book as a way...

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3 Keys for Marriage Ministry

I really appreciate the work being done by Jay and Laura Laffoon of “Celebrate Ministries.” They share our focus on building up marriages in God’s way. They understand that God’s grace and guidance produce strong marriages, strong families, strong churches and strong communities. I just received a great article from the Laffoons about the importance of an active marriage ministry. It’s well written and highlights...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview