Ministry: Love it – Don’t Leave it!

Ministry: Love it – Don’t Leave it!

Don’t pastors only work one day a week? I have heard that line too many times. Yes, Sunday is our BIG work day (I thought it was a day of rest?) But the rest of the week is mostly preparing for that big day or following up on what happened that day. Caring for...
Contentment in your Circumstance

Contentment in your Circumstance

Have you ever heard the statement: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence“? People are never satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better. It is easy to apply this philosophy to marital status. If you are...
Aim for Faithful before Successful

Aim for Faithful before Successful

Since 1948, Gallup Poll has published a list of “the most admired man and woman.” Evangelist Billy Graham has been on that list 61 times, more than anyone else. For comparison, the second closest, President Ronald Reagan, has been on the list 30 times. The...
Holy Spirit and Unity

Holy Spirit and Unity

A favorite Peanuts comic shows Linus watching TV. His sister, Lucy, demands he change the channel. Linus asks her, “Give me one good reason I should change the channel.” Lucy responds, “I’ll give you five… one, two, three, four,...
Is your life a beautiful mess?

Is your life a beautiful mess?

Recently my seven grandchildren were at our house and made a mess. But it was a beautiful mess. I made them clean the mess up. But I would rather have a mess with them then a perfect life without them. I think that’s the way God feels about us. We can sure make...