Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Today – Tell Someone THANK YOU!

One of the deepest and most powerful principles of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. Everybody wants to feel wanted. Even pastors have the deep down desire to know that people appreciate their ministry. I have been in full time ministry since I graduated...

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Three Motivations for Sharing the Gospel

What's in it for me? This seems like a selfish motivation. Most of the time it is. But Is the desire for reward a proper motive for service? The fact that God promises rewards is proof that the motive is not a sinful one, even though it may not be the highest motive. ...

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Your Future Rewards

Where there is not future, there is little motivation for the present. Years ago, a small town in Maine was proposed for the site of a great hydroelectric plant. Since the dam would be built across the river, the entire town would be submerged. When the project was...

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How to develop Confident Faith

Confidence is defined as the quality or state of being certain. Some of the benefits of being confident include: Motivation to start something good or stop something bad. Courage to stand up for right. Ability to say YES or NO Overcome fear. Stretch your limits....

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Are You a Crack Pot?

How is your self-image? Poor self-image is a popular topic. Society blames personality flaws, depression, broken relationships, crime and many other negative results on poor self-image. The answer to poor self-image seems to be to make sure people realize how good...

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Discouraged Pastor? Remember your Glorious Ministry

One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, "I'm not going."  "Why not?" she asked.  "I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "One, they don't like me, and two, I don't like them." His...

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Grace vs. Law

Nothing in life is free! "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) Just because something is free to you doesn't mean it didn't cost something. The...

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Three Marriage Tips from Doug Fields

Marriage isn’t easy. Ministry isn’t easy. And when you put the two together, it can make for a pressure like no other. At a conference for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (February 2019) held at Cornerstone Church (Pastor Brian Moore) in Anaheim (CA) I got...

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Victory – All the Time in Every Place

This is not how I thought my life would work out!!! Have you ever had those thoughts. Your life has ended up in a place you never thought you would be. Like a detour or dead end and a road trip, this is not the route you planned. Maybe today your marriage isn't what...

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