25 Life-Giving Statements Jesus Made
Don’t read these statements as familiar quotes that are usually written in red. Let them soak deep into your heart and mind. Let them add life to you. Be better with truth.
7 Ways to Better Enjoy Reading the Bible
The Bible intimidates many people; even those who are avid readers of other books. So, how can we grow as believers and fall in love with God’s Word? Here are 7 suggestions which may help...
7 Suggestions When God is Silent
What do we do during the spiritually dry periods of life when we don’t hear clearly the voice of God? Here are 7 suggestions for those times...
A Guaranteed Way to Have the Best New Year Ever
Do you want to guarantee your success in the new year? Here’s a biblical example of how to have the best year ever.
Why do we need Christmas? If the truth be known, you, like me, are just so busy “doing” Christmas, and enjoying it to, that you haven’t stopped to consider the reason for the celebration.
10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss
If we aren’t careful, the joy of Christmas is covered over with the emotions of loss, and rather than appreciating what we have or looking forward to what’s to come, we find ourselves in Christmas misery.
7 Suggestions to Have the Best Christmas Ever
What if you could slow down a bit and truly enjoy the Christmas season this year. Here are 7 steps to make that happen.
5 Tips for Amateur Pray-ers Like Me
I don’t know about you, but I feel like the disciples. I am still learning to pray. Here are 5 suggestions for amateur prayers… like me.
7 Thoughts for More Effective Prayer
What do you do when you are backed into a corner and you’re about to face something bigger than your ability to handle?
3 Actions to Communicate Love to My Wife
Communicating love to a spouse should be considered a never-ending, life-long commitment. So, how can I—how should I—communicate love to my wife? Three suggestions for husbands.
7 Reasons People are Not Leading Who Could Be
Throughout the Scriptures God used men and women to lead others to accomplish great things — all to His glory. But there are not enough people working who should be working—some of the workers who should be leading are not leading.
7 Suggestions for Those Studying to be a Pastor
I have the opportunity to talk with lots of young pastors each week. One of those pastors in training recently asked me, “If you were my age (about 22) and were studying to be a pastor, what would you do?” Great question!
7 Commandments of a Great Marriage
I’ve observed things that work and things that don’t. I think there are some necessary ingredients for a healthy marriage. That’s the point of this post. Want a healthier marriage? Consider these 7 Commandments of Marriage...
Politics in the Church
Someone asked, “Why are there politics in the church?” Without trying to be condescending I answered simply… Because there are people in the church.
7 Disappointing Reasons People Leave the Church
One disappointment I have had in ministry is watching people come to church, get excited for a time, then disappear. Here are 7 reasons why they vanish.
7 Commandments of Leadership
Commandments: A divine rule. A rule to be observed strictly. So, here are the 7 Commandments of Leadership.
The Biggest Mistake of My Life
It was not surprising when one day, when my son was an early teenager, seemingly out of nowhere, he asked, “Daddy, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in your life?”
7 Ways I Have Learned to Focus
I’m fairly productive as a person, but the truth is, I get distracted easily and have a hard time staying focused at times. Thankfully, there are a few things that help me focus.
What My Ants Taught Me about Following God
As I have watched the life of an ant, and spent time in my morning devotion, it occurred to me that just as they are diligent in their labor, so should I be in mine.
10 Suggestions for Healthy Grieving
As much as we need to know how to grieve, I continually meet people who either don’t know how or refuse to allow themselves to grieve.