Do Something that Matters

One of my favorite movie lines was uttered by Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor. His character, Capt. Rafe McCawley, travels to London before Hawaii was attaked so that he could fly with the British Royal Air Force. When he lands, his new commanding officer asks, “Why is it so many of you young Americans are so eager to die?” McCawley responds, “I’m not eager to die sir, I’m just eager to matter.”

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Tips for Pastors Who Blog

This is my 401st blog post at I’ve been at it since the middle of 2005 when I didn’t have a clue how to really blog. (Amazing how the word “blog” has become both a verb and a noun.) I’ve learned a lot about the art of blogging over the last three and a half years and wanted to impart some knowledge to fellow church leaders who may also be interested in blogging. Just some simple tips, nothing too technologically advanced…

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Why You Need To Get Sticky

I’m normally not a fan of sticky. Seeing the juice of an apple run down gives me the heebie-jeebies, and one of the most frustrating things to do is get a little bit of sugary soda on the outside of the cup. Remember that scene in Christmas Vacation when Clark Grizwald can’t get the sap off his hands? That scene haunts me to this day – can’t stand sticky! Continue reading Why You Need To Get Sticky