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.
5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader
What’s the best way to deal with insecurity in leadership? Here are 5 ways to deal with insecurity as a pastor or leader.
How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps
I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.
7 Things to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
The first answer is to talk to God, but how many times have you done that and still cannot figure out what He is saying. What do you do then—when you don’t know what to do? Here are 7 suggestions.
12 Words of Encouragement for Pastors
Recently I had a pastor ask me for my “best advice” for other pastors. Here are 12 words of encouragement for pastors.
10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples
It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell—over time—if it has happened or is happening. Here are 10 indications a church is making disciples.
7 Examples of Lazy Leadership Practices
Laziness is a sin. The fact is, however, that many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as much an inward reflecting post as an outward teaching.
Knowing truth does not make one spiritually mature. Knowing the Bible, even memorizing Scripture, does not make one spiritually mature.
10 Bible Truths about Freedom
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord... Psalm 33:12
A Brilliant Setup to the Most Important Question Ever…
Answering this question isn’t a group activity. It’s not a team consensus. It’s not subject to public opinion or popularity of the culture of the day. But it’s the most important question you’ll ever answer.
12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs
Twelve Proverbs to consider and share.
5 Things I Learned in Church Planting
I have learned a few things in planting two churches. Some of these were new insights and some of were things I had confirmed, but all are things I would suggest other church planters consider.
Do Not Forget the Lord
The Israelites were repeatedly reminded: “Do not forget the Lord.” It made me think… We wouldn’t forget the Lord… would we?