How to Make Your Words Sweet

The timing of well-intentioned words often determines their sweetness in our ears. I am a doubly irritating person. One, I’m a morning person. There’s something about morning people that grates on the last nerve of people that aren’t geared that way. What’s more, I love to sing. To me, there’s no better way to express the…

7 Steps in Giving Correction

How do you offer a correction? A rebuke? First of all, most individuals aren’t thrilled about ever having to do give correction, let alone receive it! And yet there is an expectation in the Bible about giving and receiving correction. To that end. David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual…

Encouragement for individuals struggling w/depression; 7 principles for receiving correction; 3 reasons to hire women in the local church

Each Wednesday Jonathon, Dustin, and I post a “Worth Your Look” of some resources we would like to commend to you. Here is this weeks: 9 verses to shine the light of hope and encouragement for individuals struggling with depression. We’re not advocating these verses are a panacea to depression, but our hope and prayer…

How do you deal with criticism?

The longer I serve as a pastor the more I believe that the skill of dealing with criticism is absolutely necessary. Here’s a good word from Mark Altrogge who writes over at The Blazing Center a blog with several contributors that seek connect God’s truth to real life. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to…