Finish The Race

This summer, thousands of people will gather in Atlanta to run the 50thPeachtree Road Race. Several years ago, I decided to run the race for the first time. I am not a runner, but having been born and raised in Georgia, I felt this was an event that I should try at least one time. … More Finish The Race

Holy Habits: Fasting

One of the events I inherited as a first-time youth minister 20 years ago was the 30 Hour Famine. This event challenged teenagers (and those adults who worked with them) to give up eating from noon on Friday to 6 PM on Saturday. The youth would gather together for a lock-in at the church and encourage … More Holy Habits: Fasting

Holy Habits: Breath Prayer

Last week, we began a new series in worship called The Lord’s Prayer: Praying Like Jesus. This series will focus on Jesus teaching on prayer following the model of the Lord’s Prayer he provided in Matthew and Luke’s gospel. Prayer is a critical element to our spiritual formation, yet so many people struggle with how to … More Holy Habits: Breath Prayer

Focusing on Holy Habits

This past Wednesday began the season of Lent, a season in the church we acknowledge our humanity and need for a Savior as we return to the Lord. This season begins a somber reminder of our own morality, but ultimately leads to the joyful celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Lent has always been one … More Focusing on Holy Habits

Follow Me…

This month, begins the season of Lent in the Christian church. Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxonword lencten, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of … More Follow Me…