1. Receiving Correction
    13 Oct, 2017
    Receiving Correction
    Better is open rebuke than hidden love.  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 27:5-6     A few years ago I was talking with a friend about a movie I had seen that starred Alan Rickman.  My friend told me Alan Rickman was not in the movie I claimed he was in.  I knew my friend was wrong.  I was absolutely certain of it.  So we looked it up online. And sure enough, my friend had to look me straight in the face and admit that I was wrong. That’s
  2. Words of Rebuke, Reproof, and Exhortation
    03 Feb, 2017
    Words of Rebuke, Reproof, and Exhortation
    I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 2017 will mark my 12th year as an ordained pastor.  I was ordained in North Carolina by Eastern Carolina Presbytery in October of 2005 (the same year my oldest daughter, Erin, was born, by the way).  A few years later I moved