Pastor’s Blog

Shepherds one of the original Dirty Jobs

On Christmas Eve morning I’ll be preaching a message called The REAL Christmas Story: A Story for Everyone. Every year when I read the Christmas story, I’m amazed that means by which God chose to save the world.  Perhaps more amazing is how God choose to announce the plan.  God didn’t come to the religious leaders or the political leaders.  God didn’t go to the business tycoons.  God sent the angels to the shepherds.


which box will you be spending your time in between now and christmas

There aren’t many days left before Christmas but, if you are like me, you’ve lots to accomplish.  The way you choose to spend your time is going to impact your Christmas.


Veteran’s Day Prayer – Oh God our Help in Ages Past

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13, NV)

Below are selected verses of the Veteran’s Day prayer I shared at the 2017 Blue Ash Veteran’s Day program. Please join me in praying for all military personnel, past and present, that God’s grace may sustain them throughout the days and years to come.


Does your spouse know what your think of them? Compliments are key to a happy marriage.

I was stumped by a question I read the other day.  “When was the last time you complimented your spouse?”  I couldn’t answer the question. 


Being God’s Friend

The bible tells us that Jesus called his followers friends.  How can we return the friendship?


Teaching Children Through Stories and Repetition

My wife Cathy is an amazing mother.  I marvel as to how easily she relates to our children and grandson.  Recently, I overheard Cathy reading the children’s book, The Cookie Store Cat, to our twenty year-old daughter.  I wasn’t surprised.  Courtney is still a child at heart and Cathy relishes the role of storyteller.