2012 Good News! – Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D

The year 2012 will be a challenging year: At the Sunday School class party a few weeks ago, we shared prayer requests for the new…

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He Forgot – Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.

Some years ago, I ran across a wonderful story in the setting of a little church in Southeast Asia.  An unusual member of the church…

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He Was Born Here – By Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.

“The service had a different feel to it,” that is what my pastor friend told me.  When my friend reached the end of his message,…

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What Were You Thinking? Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.

You have listened to one side of a conversation and wondered, “Where did that come from?”  I remember hearing one side of a cell phone…

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A Christmas Tree Story – By Richard Leslie Parrott

Many years ago I was at a gathering of a small group of friends who were sharing a quiet Christmas celebration. We were in a sentimental…

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My Soul Purpose – Recommended Reading on Church of the Nazarene websites

We are blessed that My Soul Purpose is featured on the following three, Church of the Nazarene, websites.  Each site has a featured article on…

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God is in the Response

  We pray for those suffering from the storms in the midwest.  This week our church sent a team to Alabama to help with clean-up,…

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Pastoring: the Job is Tougher than You Think

Years ago I heard Bill Hybels speak on Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power.”  The occasion was the Sunday Morning service at the end of a…

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The Power of Small Groups and Our Life in Christ

This week I am in Atlanta, GA., teaching a class in spiritual formation for the Salvation Army.  Part of the class is learning the power…

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My Easter Faith

Easter is a moment to remember where we stand.  I will tell you the foundation of my faith.  My faith firmly stands on two feet:…

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