If you can’t say anything nice . . .

Many, if not all of us, can remember the saying from our parents, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” My dad used to say all of the time “Son, keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool, rather than...

Monday Night Reflections

Mythbusters was AWESOME!!! It is really great to be a part of a church that is willing to be creative to share the Gospel with a hurting world.? Yesterday’s message was one of the clearest Gospel presentations I have heard in a long, long time.? I am really...

OK, so I live in the sticks now!

Ok, so you might live in the country if: You have to get a riding lawn mower (there’s really no option). Your water has little black particles in it because it’s a well. Well, we are “off the grid” with the water anyway! Cable...

Marian Days Festival

There is a festival that is held here in Carthage each August called Marian Days. There are over 40,000 Vietnamese Catholics who pilgramage to Carthage for a festival in honor of Mary. It has been a real eye-opening experience for me as I was heading home from church...

Willow Creek Leadership Summit Simulcast

Just sitting in the first session of the Leadership Summit with the Forest Park family.? I am actually sitting next to an old friend, Billy Grady, the BSU guy at MSU.? I love this conference each year and so I am really excited to be here with my new coworkers.? I...