Have you ever deeply held onto a belief only to later realize you were completely wrong? I definitely have. Growing up, I thought having a steak anything less than well done was disgusting. The amount of pink inside of the steak equaled the level of nasty that it contained. And then one fateful day when … Continue reading Strongholds
Pray This is the third in a series of posts about revival in American churches, taken from II Chronicles 7:14. Today we focus on the word “pray.” Prayer is possibly the one area I would say that has suffered in American Christianity the most over the last century or two. We still have faithful … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 3 – Pray
To recap Part 1 of this series: - Our country needs revival. - This revival will only start in the churches of America. - God has given us His plan for a nation’s spiritual restoration. (II Chron. 7:14) - As church ministry workers, we are in a unique position to influence our churches … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 2 – Humility
It began at an unexpected moment. In reading about Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, and in considering all the talk about overturning Roe v. Wade, suddenly the Lord began to open my eyes to the horror of abortion in the United States. I saw it as never before. As I … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 1
Ah, the ever-present struggle: the balance between your ministry at the church and your family life. You may feel like you’re always having to adjust to find a better balance – and really, you should feel that way, because there’s never a time when you’ve “arrived” at the perfect balance of family and ministry. Both … Continue reading Healthy Ministry and Healthy Family Life: Both are Possible!
Changing My Focus Going from a large church to a small one can be a jarring transition. I grew up in a church of about four hundred people; not a mega church by any means, but not small by any means either. When I was at Heartland Baptist Bible College, I attended a church that … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Congregation!
"That's going to be a table?" These are the words my wife uttered in disbelief this past weekend during our trip to Lowes in Amarillo. I had a project to build two end tables for a coworker and I was picking up some lumber. After planning out what I would need, I only needed three … Continue reading Lessons from Woodworking
Last week, I read a book with some great thoughts on communication. “That’s really good,” I thought. “I think I’m doing pretty well on some of these. I’m going to start practicing these tips right away!” The next day, I ended up making a mountain out of a molehill because I jumped to conclusions about … Continue reading Listen Up!
It’s indisputable that Apple is one of the world’s most successful companies. Not only are they financially stable, but their customer base is one of the most loyal among brands of any kind. They didn’t get there on accident. The philosophy they held to back when they were still operating out of a garage has … Continue reading What Churches can Learn from Apple
Perhaps many, if not all, of you have heard of Dave Ramsey’s book Total Money Makeover. (Let me preface that while there are many great ideas in his book, it’s not perfect, and shouldn’t be treated as such. However, his methods have been proven not only his own life, but countless others as well.) In … Continue reading Stewardship and Faith