How Would You Spend A Thousand Years?

If you could live for one thousand years in good health… What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you spend it with? How would you fill the time? One thousand years seems like a long time, maybe too much time?   But do not forget this one

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Be Blinded By The Light!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)   I spent last week in Haiti on a mission trip. My local church

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My TWO Fathers

My parents divorced when I was a child.  Divorce is a bitter pill to swallow for the children involved.  No matter the circumstances.  No matter whose to blame, most parents agree the children are innocent bystanders, the collateral damage of a broken relationship.  Somehow I managed to escape any catastrophic

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Running with Kaylee

This has been a monumental month for me to say the least! My oldest daughter (Kaylee) graduated from high school.  My youngest daughter completed Kindergarten.  I finished my Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University and my first book is published by David C Cook.  As June 1 has arrived, indeed

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PLEASE LIKE ME!

Social (ME)dia is “All about that LIKE”!  People post status updates and photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter returning often to see how many people “liked” or commented on the post.  Especially for teenagers, in a “peer pressured” world, the desire to be “liked” is highlighted all the more.  Social

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Just Show Up!

How important is it to “just show up”???  I remember it like it was yesterday.  Three years of formal seminary training and the countless hours reading and researching about how to be a pastor could not have better prepared me for pastoral ministry than what I learned that day.  It

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An Open Letter to Representative Alvin Holmes

  Our family recently purchased a new television for our living room. I was amazed at the leap in technology televisions have made since our last purchase seven years ago. Our upgraded TV is said to have a billion more colors than older models. I have to admit that we

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One in Christ Jesus

Sunday Pastor Note for February 22, 2014 I woke up this morning praising God for the diversity of our church! I have noticed over the past four years as the Teaching Pastor at Frazer, hundreds of people from all races are making Frazer their church home.  What a beautiful picture

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Taste the Wine!

The Las Vegas Strip vs. Red Rock Canyon My family recently took an overdue vacation.  Okay, in an effort to be completely transparent, the trip was prompted by Florida State playing in the BCS National Championship Game!  However, we planned several family outings as we made our way to the

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Why is it so hard to find Jesus?

When I was younger I thought the goal was to find Jesus. I often heard people say that they had found Jesus. I thought I just needed to look harder, longer for Jesus. Where was Jesus?  Why did he seem to elude me?  Why couldn’t I find him?  Was this some sort

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