Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Available Now: MINISTRY LESSONS

 

My first book is also available: Life Lessons

 

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When Jesus Exceeds Your Expectations

This morning I was reading the Bible story about when the Queen of Sheba made a visit to King Solomon. She had heard of him and needed to see if all this good stuff about him was true. After experiencing life in the palace of Solomon in Jerusalem, she made the...

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The Positive Side of Problems

Our natural reaction to problems is to reject them. When given a choice of riches or poverty, we choose poverty. When given a choice of more or less, we choose more. When given a choice of strength or weakness, we choose strength. But what if you could have greater...

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Strong Like a Dad

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Bob Marley You may not consider yourself a strong person. In fact, you may feel pretty weak and tired right now. But you are strong enough. You can be strong for others.  I want to...

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Three Attitudes That Mend A Fractured Relationship

People problems are everywhere. There is no avoiding it. People can be mean, dishonest, lazy, hypocritical, critical, vindictive, sneaky, and a host of other negative traits. Even the best of people with the best of intentions can have problems. In college I was...

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The Christian Life is a Battle

"We are entering the most difficult era in the history of the world for ministry." This is the summation of Mark Hoover, pastor of New Spring Church in Wichita, Kansas. He spoke at a recent national meeting of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. I took some...

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How to be at Peace in Troubled Times

We live in uncertain and unstable days. Murders, wars, sickness, economic crisis cause us to wonder if God is still on His throne. Yet, it’s the personal trouble I get into that causes the most trouble for me – sickness, financial stress, relationships with family and...

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Discover Your Ministry

Nearly everyone can relate to feeling like a loser. Maybe someone treated you like you were worthless. Or you have allowed your mistakes to create a negative image of yourself. And now every setback feels like proof that you aren’t any good. When I was growing up I...

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The Blessing of Giving

Do you feel unappreciated? Have you worked hard, put your whole heart into something, and nothing happened? Nobody noticed and nothing changed. So you may think – why try? Parents feel this way many times. I remember when Judy and I had our children all home we would...

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MINISTRY LESSONS – Now available on Amazon

Discover my new book to learn some valuable lessons about pastoral ministry. I asked several experienced pastors to share the one greatest lesson they have learned about ministry. The result is this book, Ministry Lessons: Practical Wisdom for Pastors from Pastors ...

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