Terms like “change” are full of personal and emotional connotations. For example, change can be a positive word as it is expressed in terms of improving a mindset or organizational concept. On the other hand, change can be difficult when it means leaving good friends and colleagues. Kathy and I are going to reposition in […]
Category Archive for 'Encouragement'
Wesley Weatherford posted this today and it caused me to think about the need for INTENTIONALITY in restoration of our fallen comrades in ministry… When Paul wrote “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down […]
He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. The chant continues as one-by-one the daisy petals are plucked from the flower and dropped to the ground. At game’s end the last petal tells all; whether or not the person of their desire also cares for them in return. Of […]
When Paul writes to the Corinthians in chapter 2:1-3 he demonstrates a genuine humility toward those to whom he ministered…choosing not to present himself but rather Christ on the Cross dying for all of mankind. Humility is a rare quality in leaders today. Much of leadership in todays world is ego-driven with a “what’s in […]
Recently, I read an article about a pastor who walked out on the stage of a large church and announced, “God knows your secret!” After a short pause (and likely, some gasps from his listeners), he continued, “And He loves you anyway!” Now *THAT* I like!!! This past Sunday was Father’s Day and I wanted […]
According to Ed Stetzler, in this post,”Thirty-two percent of Americans – almost one in three – said their decision to visit or join a church would be negatively affected if that congregation taught homosexual behavior is sinful.” This means that about a third of the people we are seeking to share the gospel may be […]