5 Suggestions for Teaching Children Honesty
Raising our children to be honest is an important part of our parenting. With that desire in mind, here are five suggestions to encourage honesty in your children.
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.
The Little Tree that Could...
When God chooses, He can use the smallest, or seemingly insignificant, to bring Him the greatest glory.
The Lord is with You
Take a moment and savor this verse. Read it. Read it again. Read it one more time! Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
A Dying Tree
One of the saddest things for me in ministry is witnessing people who once were vibrant, blooming, growing church members. Now, I never see them. That breaks my heart.
I Feel Led to Plant a Church… What Do I Do Now?
About once a week… or sometimes more frequently… I get an email or tweet from someone who says they feel led to plant a church. They almost always have the same question.
The Structured Removal of Faith
It’s a problem I see in churches. It’s a problem I could see us having in the church I now pastor… if we aren’t careful. If we aren’t careful we can depend more on the structure than on an utter dependence on God.
While a pornography addiction deteriorates trust between people, perhaps more troubling is how it slowly rots the individual from the inside, causing them to question their own self-worth and their relationship to God.
Five Reasons People Aren’t Volunteering at Your Church
Do you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Here are five reasons people might not be volunteering at your church.
5 Legitimate Fears of a Church Planter
Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know firsthand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.
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?”
Don’t Look Back! Lessons from Lot’s Wife
Lot’s wife looked back. She took her eyes off the path of the Lord. She looked back to the world instead of forward to God’s plan for her life.
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!
What Is God Calling You to Do?
What is God calling you to do today that is bigger than you; that in order to accomplish it will require an even greater display of faith than you have ever displayed before?
Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty
Resting within the protection of God’s glory, I find peace from the burdens of the world.
Facing Fear with Faith
She was too old. It had been so long. Could God do this? Would God even use someone like her for such a plan?
Wrestling with Fear
I have often wrestled with this question: Could my greatest fears be God’s greatest opportunity to express His glory through me?
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.
How I Prepare a Sermon Message
I frequently get asked the same two questions about my message preparation: How long does it take? How do you go about putting a message together?
12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs
Twelve Proverbs to consider and share.