• The Best Part of the Morning

    The Best Part of Waking Up

    If you are like me, when you see a red, Folgers coffee can, in your mind you immediately hear that catchy jingle with the words, “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup.”  You know you just sang it! By nature, I am not a morning person...

  • The Road to Reconciliation: How to Address an Offense with Another Believer

    Last week in my post, “Beyond Forgiveness,” I argued that when conflict arises between Christians, that our aim should be— not just to forgive— but to be reconciled with our brothers and sisters in Christ. One of the necessary steps in reconciliation is confrontation, which seems to be avoided like...

  • Beyond Forgiveness

    We live in a fallen world full of imperfect people, thus, every single one of us will experience conflict with others. We will offend people, and people will offend us. It is important to remember that the church is not immune to these relational difficulties. Positionally, real followers of Jesus are saints,...

  • What to Read

    It is important to make the most of reading time by choosing carefully what to read. In my opinion, it is good to study a variety of genres. At any given time, I have around five to seven books going. Here are my top seven categories for reading 1.)  Scripture – The rest of this list...

  • Three Benefits of Reading Books

    “Leaders are readers.” When I first heard that statement almost two decades ago, I thought it to be a dubious assumption at best, but over the years, it has proven to be quite accurate. One consistent trait— which I have seen evidenced in the lives of all of the great leaders that...

  • Does the Bible Really Say That?

    Recently,  the infamous snake-handling preacher, James Coots of Middlesboro, died from a rattlesnake bite received in church. Coots was deeply convicted by what he considered to be a literal translation of Mark 16:16-18. The Lexington Herald Leader published a quote that Coots gave National Geographic regarding this text: “To me...

  • Passion Week Partial Fast – March 2016

    We are asking those who attend Real Life Community church to join us in expressing our love and longing for Jesus through a week of prayer and fasting. We are incorporating a version of what many call a “Daniel Fast.” Here are some details to that will help you get the...