“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1 Somebody Framed the Cow Most people are familiar with the Great Chicago Fire. Most of us (adults anyway) learned about it in school. Even today you… Read More Your Impact isn’t Determined by the Attention you Receive for your Work
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 God’s… Read More God’s Grace Shines Brightest in Hard Times
“In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ” Psalm 3:6 As much as I appreciate the amazing fact that we can fly, I don’t actually love being on a plane myself. I am not exactly scared. I can do it. I am just on edge until the flight… Read More Soaring with Confidence
If you are serving in ministry, likely you will have a time or two (a week?) when you feel unappreciated. You work without thanks, probably without pay and with little encouragement. Not fun. So, what’s a person to do in that situation? I was in that situation recently and after much, much prayer and a… Read More Five Things to do when You Feel Unappreciated in Ministry
“The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD So the LORD handed them over to Midian seven years, and they oppressed Israel. Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the Qedemites came and attacked them…They left nothing for Israel to eat, as well as no sheep, ox or donkey.”… Read More God Calls it as He sees it–for Gideon and for us!
Anyone else out there suffer from “Sunday Night Slump? I don’t know about you, but Sunday mornings are amazing. I’m smiling, I’m greeting, I’m teaching, I’m crackin’ corny jokes with the kids, things are good. I’m high on Ministry Mountain, I suppose. But, by Sunday night? After teaching two sessions in the morning and helping… Read More Anyone else out there suffer from “Sunday Night Slump?”
“Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, Who, existing in the form of God, Did not consider equality with God As something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He empted Himself by assuming the form of a slave, Taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man… Read More “Even to Death on a Cross”
“A gentle tongue is a tree of life.” Proverbs 15:4 Have you ever had the privilege to be around an encourager? Aren’t they like a balm to your soul? As soon as she could talk, one of my daughters started regularly encouraging me. “Mommy, you are doing a great job mopping that floor.” “Mommy, you… Read More Speaking Life