VIDEO – Life is Good When You’re Hated

Vintage Church Sunday Worship Gathering: In this Sunday message, I preach from Matthew 5:10-12 about what Jesus teaches about perseverance during hate and persecution. Those that follow Jesus will indeed experience persecution and hate from the world. But if we persevere, our reward will be great in Heaven! “Blessed are those who are persecuted because ofContinue reading “VIDEO – Life is Good When You’re Hated”

PODCAST – “I’m a pastor, but a person too.”

Hey everyone! Last week, I had the opportunity to join my friends from Upstate South Carolina, Marty and Josh, on their podcast called Tatoos & Jesus. This is a podcast where conversations take place about coffee (both good and bad coffee!), counseling and Christianity! This conversation is really funny, but also very serious at times.Continue reading “PODCAST – “I’m a pastor, but a person too.””

It’s time to Refocus!

The Lent season has begun! Our church in New Orleans is doing several things together to help foster a time of intentional focus on the Lord, leading up to Easter. It’s always a spiritually refreshing time for me. Wherever you are in life, this is a great time to be intentional about refocusing and seekingContinue reading “It’s time to Refocus!”

VIDEO – Life is Good When You Grieve

Vintage Church Sunday Worship Gathering: In this Sunday message, I’m joined by my friend Christi Hagans as we talk about the topic of grief and mourning. I give us four biblical truths about mourning and she shares some application from her own grief experience and as a counselor. It was a powerful time for ourContinue reading “VIDEO – Life is Good When You Grieve”

A Better Way to Live

When you take a step back and look around, you see a lot of pressure to blend in with the status quo, work your way up the ladder of approval and even make a great name for yourself. For many, that’s their ultimate aim in life. I’m not saying that success, great performance and achievements areContinue reading “A Better Way to Live”

PODCAST – Refocus Devotional!

Hey everyone! Last week, I had the opportunity to hop on our Vintage Church Podcast with Pastor Dustin to discuss the Refocus Devotional I recently wrote and published. I’m so excited for all the people that have already purchased the devotional and I hope it’s an encouragement to them. If you haven’t purchased it yetContinue reading “PODCAST – Refocus Devotional!”

Advent Devotional – Applying the Divine

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 When God sent his Son to accomplish the work he did on our behalf, God was sending Himself. Therefore, divinityContinue reading “Advent Devotional – Applying the Divine”

Do you need a Christmas gift idea?!

I have been so encouraged lately by the family and friends that have purchased the Refocus Devotional and I’m so thankful I was able to finish it and have it ready to share by the holiday season! If you’re like me, you may struggle to know what to get your close family or friends forContinue reading “Do you need a Christmas gift idea?!”

How emotionally healthy are you?

How emotionally healthy are you? This is not something many of us often think or talk about, but it’s important! God created us with emotions. Throughout the Bible, we even see God expressing his emotions towards people and ultimately we see Jesus expressing emotions. Just think about the grief he felt when Lazarus died, beforeContinue reading “How emotionally healthy are you?”