Tag Archives: Christianity

Emmett (Butch) Eastland: A Great Example of A Man Who Believed in Others!

    As a pastor who has at the privileged opportunity for serving the church I have had many graduations that I performed at funerals for people who lived such incredible lives for Jesus Christ. The more as I travel … Continue reading

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A Short Introduction to Friedman’s Family System’s Theory Approach to Leadership

  There are many different approaches to leadership and a growing theory that many leaders in all genre’ of organizational leadership is being embraced by a more diverse and broader base of leadership is a “Family Systems” approach to leadership. … Continue reading

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A Theological Reflection of the Evangelical Covenant Church Perspective concerning the Eucharist as a Sacrament

        January 31, 2015   The purpose of this reflection is to affirm and present the Evangelical Covenant Church’s theological framework for understanding the Eucharist as a Sacrament. The ECC embraces the perspective of the reformers, especially … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Miracle Moment at Subway!

          Valentine’s Day in our family is a fairly important day! The tradition is that I get cards for my bride, Valerie, and my sons, as well as my grandson. I was really excited about the … Continue reading

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Daily Office: God Rewards those who are Faithful!

February 10, 2015 Morning “Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet … Continue reading

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Developing a Team Covenant: Turning Dysfunction into Healthy Team Cohesion

The creation of a covenant can help any committee, staff or ministry team enjoy healthy and whole relationships. Put the “fun” in dysfunction! If you haven’t noticed by now, life is a contact sport. Every day, we bump into one another’s ideas, … Continue reading

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Being Missional: Stomach Virus or A Way of Life?

              I just finished the most amazing week of ministering to children in our community that we call “Breakaway!” I had to theologically reflect for a moment on the discussion that is taking place … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit is the Power of Change

          Scripture: “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17, NASB Observation: The Apostle Paul in this chapter is making the declaration that a … Continue reading

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Upside down leadership: A Review of “Turn the Ship Around” by L. David Marquet

            Hardcover, 250 pages Published August 1st 2012 by Greenleaf Book Group Press (first published July 19th 2012) ISBN 1608323749 (ISBN13: 9781608323746)   One of the words that are used in leadership in civic leadership, corporate leadership, non-profit leadership, … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Brokenness Part 2 of 3: Jesus Christ a Model of Brokenness

                Years ago a pastor gave me a tract that I keep in my bible that is entitled “Brokenness.”  I thought I would pass it on to you hoping that it will become … Continue reading

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