Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions

Your Impact isn’t Determined by the Attention you Receive for your Work

“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

Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions

God Calls it as He sees it–for Gideon and for us!

“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!

Children's Ministry, Encouragement

Anyone else out there suffer from “Sunday Night Slump?”

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?”

Devotions, General Devotions

Speaking Life

“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