Don’t Stray from the Nest

Have you ever found a baby bird that had fallen from it’s nest and tried to nurse it to a healthy life? It’s possible but not easy. Once the baby bird has lost it’s way, often times the mother bird abandons it to the elements, leaves it unprotected from predators, and suffers it to starve […]

“Mingling of Souls” Marriage Conference

The Shepherd’s Fellowship has got an exciting opportunity coming up to enrich the lives of married couples in our community! Thanks to your recent support, the TSF Family Ministries are happy to launch our first event and it’s coming up soon! On February 19th and February 20th we’ll be tuning in for the LIVE Watch Party […]

You Are a Mentor

After almost 30 years in ministry, one thing I have seen time and time again is that pretty much everyone is a mentor of someone. You are a mentor to one who is just a few years behind you on a path they want to go. Rather it be in at work, at the gym, […]

Hurtful Words

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,but the mouths of fools pour out folly.” Proverbs 15: 1-2 “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4 “The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.” Proverbs 15:7 “The […]

Going thru Struggles – Psalm 54

Are you going through a tough time right now? Does it seem while others have been celebrating a new start in a new year, you carry the same weight as you did last week? Our troubles have all different details to them but in many cases, they have similar underlining themes – loneliness, finances, rejection, […]

A Christmas Message

Hello all, I wanted to take a moment and not only wish you all a Merry Christmas but to make a promise as well… Recently, I was reminded by some in the community that I have been rather tardy at blogging here. It is true. I am guilty of falling out of the routine and for […]

My One and Only Post on the Duggars

Every week, there seems to be a new hot button topic that polarizes people and gets the internet town square to buzzing. The style of some is to post their thoughts quickly to be on the cutting edge of those topics but I generally do not. There are two reasons for this. First, I find […]

Testimony

We are spending some time studying the Bible in a particular way. We are reading smaller segments but spending more time on reflecting on the Word and praying through what is laid on our hearts and minds. For instance, today I spent time reflecting on 1 Timothy 1:15-16 and I thought I would share some […]

The Challenge of Grace

“He gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 Grace is one of the words that we could spend hours trying to define fully. It just seems that saying it means unmerited forgiveness and love that brings a new start is not enough. When we […]

Weary Bullhorns

I am growing weary. Actually, I think many people are. We are growing weary of loud voices taking extreme positions that drown out any healthy dialogue on important conversations. There are huge issues in our country including racism, homosexuality, religious beliefs, and more that impact real people in very personal ways that are being treated […]