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Guest Post: Riley Barrett – DDD (Divine Daily Direction)

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com “Finding” God’s Will by Obeying Him One Day at a Time Spoiler Alert: I sometimes don’t take myself very seriously when writing…I like to think that me and English have a “mutual understanding”. I’m passionate about the content, but the formatting is business casual at best.  Swiftly climbing the ladder of … Continue reading Guest Post: Riley Barrett – DDD (Divine Daily Direction)

Tools for Ministry – Planning Center Groups

I’m always on the lookout for new tools to help me in my ministry. It’s fascinating to see how others work, and I love having something that really helps me in what I do. A good ministry tool allows us to be far more effective in serving the Lord. One tool that I often talk … Continue reading Tools for Ministry – Planning Center Groups

“Keys” to Ministry: A Church Pianist’s Perspective

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com      There have been untold hundreds, yea, thousands of books written about ministry from the perspective of a pastor, or perhaps even a missionary.  However, it is uncommon to find a book about church ministry from the perspective of the church pianist.  This is actually somewhat surprising to me; almost … Continue reading “Keys” to Ministry: A Church Pianist’s Perspective

Strongholds

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

David’s Prescription for Overwhelmed Hearts

Have you ever come into the weekend feeling completely worn out? The problems and cares you faced during the week were so overwhelming that you just feel completely drained. You have a situation that you simply don’t have the answer to. What do you do in those times? How do you find the strength to … Continue reading David’s Prescription for Overwhelmed Hearts

God’s Schedule, God’s Supply: A Message For Ministry

This post is a condensed version of a message I preached last fall. In Mark 6, Jesus calls the 12 disciples to go out and preach.  As they were doing so, they were to minister to those they met.  They were to take none of the comforts of life with them.  They were to trust God to provide for them, and evidently, God did, because they … Continue reading God’s Schedule, God’s Supply: A Message For Ministry

Guest Post: Will Berry – Spiritual Abstraction

I certainly don’t agree with everything discussed on TED Talks, but I find some of their content to be quite insightful. I recently watched one of their videos titled “When Money Isn’t Real: The $10,000 Experiment.” It featured a money expert, Adam Carroll, talking about an experiment he enacted on his children. He theorized that … Continue reading Guest Post: Will Berry – Spiritual Abstraction

Book Review: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

     One of my New Year’s Plans for 2019 was to read a book each month.  I kicked things off with Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in January.  I had heard a lot about this book, but had never personally read it.  Last summer, I came across a copy of it at … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

Righteousness Exalts a Nation

What is it that truly makes a nation great? What sets a nation above the others? Economics, military might, and culture are all important; some nations do have stronger economies, greater militaries, and superior cultures, but these things are not what truly makes a nation great. Proverbs 14: 34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but … Continue reading Righteousness Exalts a Nation

Guest Post: Ted Inman – The Sandbox

I remember trying to dig to China in the sandbox with a plastic spade and bucket, and I imagine that you probably did the same. In a kid’s brain, it made sense that if you dug a hole deep enough you would eventually end up behind the Bamboo Curtain. It goes without saying that I … Continue reading Guest Post: Ted Inman – The Sandbox