Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sermon: What I Wish I Had Known Three Years Ago About Forgiveness

I got to preach last Sunday. It was pretty sweet. When I preached before, I’ll be honest. I took it for granted. I go months between chances to preach now. Before, it was all about me. Now? It’s a very humbling thing. It covers things like, “When are we supposed to forgive? Who are we supposed to forgive? Am I… Read more »

The Fallen Pastor’s Wife

I have been absolutely humbled today. Without revealing too much, I was contacted by the wife of a fallen minister. She asked me for some advice about how to handle the emotional maelstrom that accompanies the pastor’s fall. Never, ever in a billion years did I think a former pastor’s wife would ever ask me for advice. Mostly because I… Read more »

The Fallen Pastor's Wife

I have been absolutely humbled today. Without revealing too much, I was contacted by the wife of a fallen minister. She asked me for some advice about how to handle the emotional maelstrom that accompanies the pastor’s fall. Never, ever in a billion years did I think a former pastor’s wife would ever ask me for advice. Mostly because I… Read more »

Getting Saved And Calling The Police

Last time I blogged about a passage I found in one of my mom’s old books, Temptation: How Christians Can Deal With It. Allison was reading it and began laughing out loud. She found some of my mom’s humor. Mom was a card. She could make anyone laugh. It’s where I get my sick, twisted, and somewhat Southern refined sense… Read more »

Thank You Mom, And Fellow Author

For the past week, I’ve been struggling as I write my book with questions every first time author must ask. “Am I doing a good job? Am I writing enough? Will anyone care?” My mom, Frances Carroll, wrote several Christian books to help people. I’ve thought of her along the way many times since she died in an accident several… Read more »