Pastor Josh Leadership



Theology, the study of God's nature, is not a bad word. Everyone has a belief system concerning God. Some only have a belief system, but they don't know the person their belief is pursuing. Some only have a passionate desire, and their theology is shallow and often weak. Our theology should produce nearness to God, and our nearness should cause us to explore the truth concerning his nature. To contrast, passion for and knowledge of God is a false dichotomy. Read More...

2021 Book Review

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It has happened to all of us. We look at our device to once again discover we are at 20%. The battery icon is red and we think we will just wait a bit before we plug in, but the next thing we know our phone is shutting down. I don’t know about you, but I normally wait till I am at 1% before I hurry to recharge my phone. Or have you suddenly realized that you are needing an adequate charge and regret that you had not plugged in earlier. In the car, Leslie and I often times will protest who needs the charge by who has the lowest battery. #firstworldproblems Read More...

Sharpen Up

One of my favorite illustrations of this truth is about two men who were chopping wood. The first man labored hard and steady all day. The other man also worked hard but every so often would stop and take a break. While on his breaks he would call out to the first man and say “Come and have a rest, I want to show you something that will help you.” But the first man would say, “Not now I’m busy. I don’t want to lose any time.” By the end of the day the second man had chopped far more wood than the first man. This surprised the first man because he was sure he had worked harder than the second man. So he asked “How did you do it? How did you cut more wood than me?” And the second man replied “Well every time I stopped to take a break, I sharpened my axe!”

A Guy at the Door..


Today our video doorbell went off, so I answered it digitally because I thought the guy was a salesman. Plus, we were about to leave. He said he was from the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I quickly made my way to the door. I have always been a little unsure about the 7DA, so it was a way to have a quick conversation with someone who has some different views and give me a peek into their beliefs. I had read a lot and heard some things but no discussions with an actual person.

Speaking Your Mind

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Speaking your mind is not virtuous; self-control is.

We've all met someone, or some of us have been at times (me!
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