Claim a Life Verse

Somewhere back in high school I heard someone say that everyone should claim a “life verse.” That means everyone should find a verse of Scripture that becomes the central theme of your life, a verse that you memorize and think about often as you face life day by day. For…

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Christmas and Discipleship?

Christmas and discipleship. I know these two words don’t seem to fit, but just a few thoughts on this Christmas Eve 2009 at 12:07 AM. There are many folks that seem to get a little glimmer of faith during this season.  They like the songs and the traditions and they…

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Take A Spiritual Walk

Walking is in.  I see far more walkers than I do joggers.  In my neighborhood they are everywhere.   Whether it is alone or as a couple or an entire family, folks are hitting the sidewalks at all times of the day.  Walking is a simple exercise that is good for…

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Can You Hear Me Now?

It was a regular day for me. Got up and dressed and hit the road for several meetings with pastors across the state. As I was driving down beautiful and boring Blue Grass Parkway, I began to feel like something was wrong or out of place, as if I had…

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Divine Time Slots

Everything today is moving at a rapid pace.  In the West we value our time and this has created an instant, must have it now mind set.  Anything we desire must be done with great speed because we have other things to accomplish.  We do not like to wait, not…

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Hello

Today, I say hello as the new writer of this blog.  Let me briefly share who I am.  My role at the KBC is South Central Strategist & Discipleship/Assimilation Coordinator. Okay, it is a long, long title, but frankly I’m not into titles and you probably aren’t either. Simply put,…

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Farewell

Today I say farewell as the writer of 28Nineteen. On November 2, 2008, I will assume the Senior Pastor position at the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Kentucky. My family and I are very excited about our new assignment from the Lord. Read about our move in this Kentucky Baptist…

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Healthy Church, Part 2

Have you ever thought about what makes a church healthy? In our last post, we mentioned that two ingredients in a healthy church are UNITY and DIVERSITY. Although diverse people from various walks of life usually make up a church, they can still be unified through the Holy Spirit. In…

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Healthy Church, Part 1

I have been a pastor for eighteen years in the state of Kentucky. In my current role with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, I travel around the state and work with churches of all shapes and sizes. In my travels, I’ve seen and heard of churches I would describe as “healthy”…

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Sleeping Is Spiritual

Discouragement is a deadly disease that’s not only universal, but also highly contagious. Have you ever noticed that when you hang around with someone who’s discouraged, you get discouraged yourself? But discouragement is also curable! Veteran Dodger Bill Russell once said, “Winners – pros – never give up in a slump. They…

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