Spiritual Renewal Category

140 Days and Counting

Sunday will make 140 days since any group has gathered inside the church I pastor. For our growing church body it has clearly been the safest decision. I believe I speak for most pastors when I say every week has been unprecedented. Churches in the south rarely ever close their doors for any reason. This […]

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Seek Him Now

This past Monday before 5am God woke me up. I was still very tired and could’ve easily gone back to sleep. However, I couldn’t with all God was flooding to my heart. It was only the second time ever that God spoke to me so clearly in a dream. He literally told me everything I […]

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What Are You Worried About?

For many of us our minds are filled with emotions. We over think so many things and situations. What could go wrong? What might go wrong? What has gone wrong? Next thing we know we need somebody to give us a chill pill before we totally freak out. No, you’re not the only one that […]

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“Just Say No” to Media Madness

Many people have an addiction to something just as toxic as many drugs. It’s called world news, but in reality it’s worldly opinions. Even worse than their opinions are their agendas. Most of what the media feeds us is intended to lure, anger and divide us. Even still most Americans hang on every spoken or […]

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Watch Out My Friend

How often do we plan stuff and just expect things to all work out? Then, unexpectedly something goes on that we never expected. It might be our car breaking down, a sudden tragedy, an argument with our spouse, or an issue with one of our children. The list is endless of what can happen in […]

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Dear Special Friend

I’m not sure where to begin as I celebrate your birthday. I’ve seen so much firsthand that I might could write a book. First, I’m gonna give a shout out to your pops. Apart from him being one of my hospice patients we would likely never have met. Before he transitioned to Heaven he just […]

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WALK WITH ME

Recently, God blessed me with a few days away from my normal outside distractions & demands.  My main goal was simply to allow God to refresh, refocus, and detox my soul.  I went into this time physically tired, emotionally overwhelmed, and quite honestly feeling spiritually stuck. I knew in my heart, God was calling me […]

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Something Worth Fighting For

Many fight over the meaningless, while failing to fight for the meaningful. Let me share with you something worth fighting for. Something you need to discover and then hold on to with everything you got. That something is God’s vision for your life. Most people, families, businesses, and even churches are living with no clear […]

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Uncharted Territory

I’m convinced that God is calling each of us to uncharted territory. To places we’ve never been, to do things we’ve never done and to trust him in ways we never have. Do you feel God tugging at your heart? Do you feel compelled to move out of your comfort zone, take up your cross […]

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Tim McGraw Is Now A Preacher?

       “I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop,” McGraw said. “I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn’t feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run.” I believe he has been sober since 2008. You know he is married […]

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Don’t Read This, Love Satan

Over the past few weeks, I’ve never faced greater amounts of adversity in my life. Some will say its coincidence, but could it be related to my seeking to give God more than ever. While I’ve seen God do miracle after miracle around me and through me, I’ve been attacked every step of the way. […]

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How I Finally Found Rest?

     As I write this, I’m fighting the Benadryl within me. Not only has it made me sleepy, but I’ve not been getting proper rest for some time. I’ve decided that things must change. There is nothing more spiritual I can do at this time than just rest. I don’t need counseling, I’m not stressed […]

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Pastor To Pastor

Dear Pastor, I pray this letter finds you well. If you’re like most, I know you stay very busy these days. Since pastors don’t usually have pastors I thought I would share some words we all need to be reminded. Things we must remember in order to stay healthy and effective as ministers. Here are […]

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After 3 Days With The Monks

I I’m writing this shortly after spending three days with a bunch of monks. I was the first of many to come who will stay in the newly dedicated spiritual retreat center. Starting the following week http://www.MepkinAbbey.org  a Monastery located in Moncks Corner, SC will be booked for the next three months solid. Obviously, you don’t […]

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Why I Sleep With Monks?

Yes, I’m headed back to sleep with a bunch of monks. This will be my third retreat at Mepkin Abbey a Monastery located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. There a bunch of Trappist Monks reside and devote their entire lives to prayer, spiritual study, work, and hospitality. There I will find beautiful scenery, quiet places, […]

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