Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m delighted you came. My hope and prayer is that, in some small way, this little spot on the web will contribute a positive or helpful thought for you today. Since I’m a pastor, my passion is God’s Word, so there will be short devotional thoughts now and then. Maybe we can share a little laugh once in a while, too. I hope I have enough here to get you thinking (and praying).
I’m privileged to be a pastor, a husband, a dad, a grandfather (“Papa”) and much more. God has graciously allowed me to serve as a pastor for over 25 years. Thirteen of those have been at the First Baptist Church of Clarkston, Michigan.
“Growing Upwards” was born out of a desire to point people to the “Son,” Jesus Christ. Just as a tree needs sunshine to “grow upward,” we all need the “Son” to grow “upward” in our walk with God.
Oh, just a few technical things: In my blog I use the English Standard Version of the Bible published by Crossway Publishers (http://www.esvstudybible.org/) and no, I don’t necessarily endorse all of the references/links that I sight on this blog.