Good Competition

Good Competition

When I was in 5thgrade my best friend was Bobby Cook. Bobby was a smart guy and usually got an A in every subject. We had a little bit of a contest to see who did better on quizzes and tests. Most times Bobby did. But quite often I did better than Bobby. Having Bobby...
Giving by Faith

Giving by Faith

When we were up north, we went to get ice cream in Lewiston. They have playground equipment shaped like a truck, train, and tractor. My grandson, Henry, against his grandparents wishes, climbed on top of the train caboose (about 6 feet high) and yelled at his dad to...
Three Priorities of a Pastor

Three Priorities of a Pastor

Guest Post from Linzy Slayden… Some people instinctively know what their priorities are. The classified section of the Quay County Sun newspaper in June of 1978 contained this ad: “Farmer with 160 irrigated acres wants marriage-minded woman with tractor. When...
Avoiding and Overcoming Discouragement and Depression

Avoiding and Overcoming Discouragement and Depression

Guest Post from Jim Baize… Christian ministry has been my life for the last 50+ years. Full time Christian ministry should not be considered a profession– it is a calling. No one should enter the ministry just because they think it might be a good job! A pastor...
STAY – 5 Advantages of Pastor Longevity

STAY – 5 Advantages of Pastor Longevity

Guest Post from Jerry Burton… I was driving into my new town for the first time to assume the pastorate of my first church, and the question went through my mind, “Wonder how long I will be here?” I preached my first sermon as pastor on December 15, 1979. My...