I need to underscore a foundational fact: God’s goal is not to make sure you’re happy. No matter how hard it is for you to believe this, it’s time to do so. Life is not about your being comfortable and happy and successful and pain free. It’s about becoming the man or woman God has… Continue reading Quoted: Chuck Swindoll on “God First”
By William Wordsworth My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old Or let me die! The child is father of the man: And I could wish my days… Continue reading Poem: My Heart Leaps Up
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated valuable lessons such as knowing when to… Continue reading Obituary Notice
By Jay Jones “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian:” Compassionately Keeping Situated in Servanthood Married to Ministry “…and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God” Loving and Leading Withdrawing to Wilderness Seeking the Spiritual “And the… Continue reading Consumed
Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
Gehazi had issues. Some of the same issues I see in preachers and other Christians today. Gehazi was the mouthpiece for Elisha. He spoke the words Elisha told him to speak. He carried the staff Elisha told him to carry. When the Shunamite woman was to have a child, it was Gehazi who delivered the… Continue reading Glory Seeker
The marks of a great church is how many they can disciple and mentor.
Below is a synopsis of an article written by Jim Nicodem, an Author and Prayer Coach, detailing seven effective ways of motivating your church to prayer. 1. Set a Good Example 2. Pray as a Staff 3. Teach Regularly on the Topic of Prayer 4. Include Prayer Exercises in the Worship Services 5. Weave Prayer… Continue reading 7 Ways to Get Your Church onto the Praying Field
Isn’t it amazing that we have the right, so far, to speak out on issues that face our nation and our faith, but when anyone does they are put under the microscope and their integrity and motives are questioned? “Who are YOU to say anything? Who do you think you are to speak up and… Continue reading Quoted: JR Ensey on Speaking Out
Judges 2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not. Judges 2:23 Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua. Judges 3:1 Now these… Continue reading To Teach Them War