Recovering Emotionally When You’ve Messed Up

This is an easy post for me to write because I’m experienced. In the last 24 hours I’ve messed up twice—once with my wife and once in my work. I didn’t treat anyone awfully. My performance just wasn’t as good as I wish it was. I bet you’ve been there before, too,...

Part 3: Hope for Holiday Hurts

If you are looking for hope for holiday hurts, or any other hurt, I think you are going to like what you read. But, before moving ahead, it would be good to remember, the way to peace is through right thinking about God. “Don’t be anxious about anything, but pray...

Part 2: Hope for Holiday Hurts

Part 3: What Are You Thinking and Choosing? Let me share a fear I have. I’m afraid that what I’m going to ask you to do is so simple you won’t do it. With that said, let me plead, do it any way. STEP #2: WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Pull out your notes from the “feeling”...

Part 1: Hope for Holiday Hurts

Part 1: Validate Your Feelings Today we start the process of finding hope for healing and happiness to replace your holiday hurts. Before we get started let me encourage you to make room to become aware of what you are sensing and thinking. Get alone. Get quiet. Turn...

Truly a Masterpiece

What makes Truly a Masterpiece coaching unique over other programs about how to overcome the paralysis of self-doubt? The Truly a Masterpiece process is unique in that it does not give complicated lists of steps that are somehow supposed to change your thinking. It is...

Pastor’s Marriage, Part 1

Debbie and I have been married a long time. And we’ve learned a thing or two about making a great marriage when not everything is great. We had gotten to the place where we almost never argued, and most of the time we’d rather be with each other than with anyone else...

Pastor’s Marriage, Part 2

Pastor, marriage is under attack. Your marriage is under attack. Spiritually speaking, you have a bullseye drawn on your back, and Satan has you in his crosshairs. The enemy knows that if he can get you, he can have many in your congregation for free. Keeping your...

Why Good Godly Leaders Should Repent

You are a pastor. You love Jesus and you give your life away daily to help others find and follow Christ. Some days you do it better than others, but you are who you are because you have taken up your cross and are following Jesus. If you are like me, for the most...