A Symbol of Unity

August 11, 2017 You may be familiar with the Oak Grove-Freedman’s Cemetery, located at the corner of Church St. and Liberty St. in downtown Salisbury.  If not, let me give you a little background into what I’ve found to be one of the most significant symbols of unity efforts in our community.   In 1998, […]

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The Elder Son

[This appeared first at LifeChurchNC.com] May 19, 2017 Over the last two weeks during our worship gatherings, we have taken a deep and reflective journey into one of Jesusʼs most well-known and familiar parables – The Parable of the Lost Son. As we come to the part of the story where the younger (or prodigal) son returns home, […]

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The Weight of Depression and Suicide

[This appeared first at LifeChurchNC.com] September 2, 2016 Last Sunday, we concluded a 4-part series through the book of Jonah by exploring the dark and lonely feelings associated with depression and thoughts of suicide.  Chapter 4 of Jonah concludes with Jonah reaching a point where he wanted his life to end, pleading with God to […]

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I’m currently coaching some friends through their StrengthsFinder® talent themes.  It’s fun and interesting to learn about how others see themselves, watching those ah-hah moments take place as someone gains a bit more perspective toward their own self-awareness – something of which few people actually possess. Today during one of my coaching sessions, I was […]

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loving for beauty…

A few days ago, I had the privilege of attending and conference called The Strengths Summit in Asheboro, NC, presented by the Gallup Research Group.. It was a two-day conference centered around helping people discover their natural strengths, talents and abilities and ways the church can serve as a catalyst for helping people live more […]

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