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3 Snares of Subtweeting

While it may seem as though subtweeting is a more chartable approach to navigating the world of social media, there are a variety of serious dangers attached to it.

The Importance of Long Term Vision

If we had a long term vision I think we would see how important it is to grow leaders from within rather than constantly trying to pick fruit off of other people’s trees.

The Spiritual Wilderness Is Not a Waste – 4 Reasons

The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.
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The 59 One Anothers in the Bible

There are 59 “ one another ” statements in the New Testament. That’s right, 59. That’s just under 60 exhortations in Scripture to actually “do” something toward another person.

Led by the Spirit – What Does it Mean?

Every true believer is being led by the Spirit of God. We are led away from our sin and into paths of righteousness. This is what it means to be led by the Spirit of God.
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Pastor – Take This Sleep Deprived Quiz

One third of all Americans are sleep deprived. I imagine pastors exceed that percentage. Take this sleep deprived quiz. Mentally check below the statements that apply to you.

3 Reasons Why the Way You Treat Your Spouse Matters

The way you treat your spouse reveals their value to you. We naturally prioritize and praise what we value. Our kids see this.
Pastor's Kid

8 Reasons It’s Harder to Raise PK’s Today

The Internet has sometimes exposed pastor's kids to painful internal church conflict. More than one pastor has faced opposition spread through the Internet and social media. No matter how hard pastors try to shield their families, it’s almost impossible to protect PK's completely.
Preaching and Crisis Management

Conflict in the Church: 7 Biblical Keys to Crisis Management

Every pastor no doubt begins the ministry with the ideal in mind. He will spend his life doing what God called him to do. His days will be spent reading his Bible, praying, telling people about Jesus, and ministering to his church and community.
God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff–and Other Crazy Stuff Like That

God Told Me I Was to Come to Your Church Staff — and Other...

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world…” (I John 4:1)
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Sinners in the Hands of Willy Wonka

The harm of sin is not lawbreaking, but that it mars the image of God in us. Sin is bad because it is bad for us.
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5 Rhetorical Questions From Paul

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.
Unless the Lord Builds the House

Unless the Lord Builds the House – A Meditation

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. What better verse to meditate upon regarding our ministries?
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God Sustains the Weary with a Word

From Isaiah: the Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.
seeking healing

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Seeking Healing Through Prayer

For the Christian seeking healing, I hope these healing do’s and don’ts are full of faith and hope, but also a healthy dose of common sense and reality.
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Church Love – 10 Ways to Love One Another

The church is like a family, and like a family, it is made up of imperfect people. It provides an opportunity to love one another.
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11 In Church This Weekend

3 prayer reminders we can share at our worship gatherings this weekend in remembrance of 9/11.
garden of eden

10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden

10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden
Leadership Fatigue

15 Signs of Leadership Fatigue

Given the stress many church leaders are under during this COVID-19 crisis, I’m updating and reposting this word from 2015 to encourage each of us to be aware of leadership fatigue.
Praying in Public

Overcoming Your Fear of Praying in Public

Praying in public may very well be the Christian equivalent of public speaking, which is our greatest fear as the general population. And this fear is not restricted to ordinarily timid people. Even leaders sometimes have trouble leading in prayer.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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