Author: jdwats19

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What I’ve Learned So Far…

In my short time working in ministry, I have learned a few hard lessons. These are things I was probably told before I started, but you never really learn something until you learn something. Ya feel me? […]

The Why and the How…

The how we do ministry looks different in every church. Or at least it should… There are different people. Different cultures. Different cities. And with that in mind, we should make sure our how caters to the people in […]

Judge not…

I had a conversation recently stemming off the of all the Chick-fil-a controversy. A friend of mine posted on his face book, “Eat less intolerance.” Obviously playing on CFAs tagline “Eat more chicken.” And in […]

What I learned Wakeboarding…

I recently had an interesting experience. A couple of weeks ago I was out on the lake with my fiance and her family spending some time breaking in their brand new boat. We had all […]

The Cross and the Burden.

Anyone who does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. – Matthew 10.38 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take […]

Grace and Everything.

The story of the prodigal son has always been so fascinating to me. There is just something about the image of a God running like a crazy man that wrecks my legalistic view of law-giving, […]

On Unconditional Love.

To love someone simply for the joy of loving them brings a love so much more complete and full in comparison to loving them in an effort to gain their approval or acceptance. We are […]

In Silence.

Eyes closed. Warm breeze. Soft grass. And out of the silence rings a bell, a conversation is carried across the quad by the changing wind, and the “click, click” of a flywheel as a bike […]

NYC.

“Tell me what’s happening in New York,” they ask. “What does it look like? Describe it to me.” But, can you? Really? “Loud,” you say. But so is the TV if you turn the volume […]