The Pointe

Words of inspiration, motivation, direction

A Truck of Chicken Poo

One of the new and interesting parts of the Page County, Virginia, culture to which our family has been introduced this year is chicken houses.  For many months, the only connection I had to chicken houses was the terrible smell... Continue Reading →

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, while sitting in our small group Bible study, my wife received word that her father had unexpectedly and tragically passed away.  No one could ever prepare for a moment like that.  Jamie and I rushed... Continue Reading →

Can You Hear Me Now? No.

When we moved from the sprawling suburbs of Chicago to the mountainous countryside of Luray, Virginia, the last thing on my mind was the availability of cell reception or wi-fi.  While I used to experience dead zones occasionally in a... Continue Reading →

My Pain, My Gain

I can’t even bend over right now.  Any time I have to go from standing up to sitting down—or from sitting down to standing up, my body screams in pain.  And before you start to think that this post is... Continue Reading →

Why A Christian School Education?

Let me begin by stating that a Christian school is not a replacement for a Christian home.  My purpose in writing this piece is not to relieve parents of their own responsibilities in raising their own children.  I am simply... Continue Reading →

This Guy is That Guy

This morning my eyes bolted open at 5:30 a.m.  While I realize that by this time many are already on the road headed towards their regular employment, my alarm was not set to sound for another half-hour.  As best I... Continue Reading →


On the day that I leave everything I have known up to this point in my life, the questions arise.  Am I doing the right thing?  Should I really move away my wife and children away from our families?  Should... Continue Reading →

Two, 1

It has been two years since God began working on my heart, and now in two days I will be setting off for a new and exciting journey to pastor an amazing group of people at Mount Carmel!  However, the past... Continue Reading →

Three, 2, 1

The world counted down the start of a new year last night.  My countdown is down to three.  In three days I will start a new life as the Senior Pastor of the Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church.  Looking back on the... Continue Reading →

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