The Obedient Pastor

Obedience Precedes Relevance

Most pastors I know have a more up-and-down devotional life than most church members think they do–but a deeper relationship to God than they themselves think they do. What any of us think isn’t the point. The point is that without our earnest pursuit of God’s heart in it’s vast entirety we will live and serve from […]

The Life of the Soul

God is the Life of the Soul

Deep Water Background

How about this amazing quote from Tricia McCary Rhodes in her book, Sacred Chaos: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life You Have.“ Sometime I think of the hours and days when I have shunned the Lord’s indwelling presence through ignorance or neglect or willful rebellion, and I grieve. But I understand better now that no matter […]

Consistent is Better than Extraordinary

[Note: Yesterday, we concluded a message series at New Vintage Church, entitled, Ordinary: A Contrarian’s Guide to a New Year]. In doing routine blog maintenance I stumbled across this post from January 2014. I guess the germ of that series was brewing in me for a year 🙂  I’d forgotten I’d written this. Here it […]