Grouchy at other churches? Their size, influence, creativity, or ingenuity. Nope. Not me. Never. ūüė≥ūüė≥

Photo by Omar Prestwich on Unsplash¬† Grouchiness about other pastors‚Äô churches? Their size? Their coolness? The number of conversions they see? Their creativity in programming, marketing, and sermons?¬† Nope. Not me. Never. I promise.¬†¬† I‚Äôm always kingdom-minded and thankful for the work that God is doing in and through other churches. God tells us to…

“Like a Boss.” 5 characteristics of what that actually should mean.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Trust is crucial for influence and credibility. Oren Harari in The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Legendary Leader shares a good word on establishing trust that‚Äôs essential for leaders to learn. People are inclined to trust those who‚Ķ Are competent ‚Äď individuals who have relevant knowledge and experience and…

No one enjoys feeling trapped.

No one enjoys feeling trapped. When you feel trapped, you feel suffocated, pressed in, like there’s no way to escape. Many Christians live feeling like they are trapped in sin. While we experience the joy of Christ changing us through the power of the Spirit, there always seems to be certain sins from which each…

A Safe Friend: Find One

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash I can’t overstate the gift that friends have been in my life. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate or value friendships in the past it’s just more of me coming to an understanding deep in my soul that I would not/will not make it without friends. Read that sentence again. I mean…

You need to talk to yourself more

Martin Lloyd Jones in his book Spiritual Depression made this statement I found helpful as I think about training my mind to meditate on truth and speak truth to my heart : Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of…

1.6.20 devotional thought: Our belief about God determines how we live. God is good, loving, and in control.

Photo by¬†Sincerely Media¬†on¬†Unsplash Passages for 1.5.20: Genesis 16-18; Mark 6. Remember the exchange Abraham had with God in Genesis 17? Here are several verses to refresh your memory: And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.¬†I will bless her, and…

Daily devotion 1.5.20

Photo by¬†Sincerely Media¬†on¬†Unsplash Passages for 1.5.20: Genesis 12-15; Psalm 148; Mark 5. In Mark 5:21-43 we read about two healings. The first was a woman with a twelve-year problem with a discharge of blood; she touched Jesus’ garment and was healed immediately. The other miracle was the resurrecting of Jairus’ daughter.¬† In verse 23 Mark…