Student Ministry and Grace

Student Ministry is a balance of offering an invitation for students to grab hold of faith in Jesus and walking with them through life. Students need grace.  And student ministry leaders need grace too.  It’s not always an easy road. … Continued

Seek God In Everyday Decisions

David went to the Lord in prayer even for his little decisions.  Even everyday decisions can be taken to God in prayer. 18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 19 so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I … Continued

Go. For. It.


I recently ran across a great story in Calvin Nowell’s book Start Somewhere. He told of a New Year’s Eve worship service where the pastor said he had three words from God for each person there. After building some suspense … Continued

Six Ways To Overcome Fear

If you’re alive – you have some fear. Fear isn’t something you try to tackle once and for all – it’s part of living. Some fear helps us – it’s why we don’t stand too close to the edge of … Continued

5 Ways To Live! (Instruction from 1 Peter)

A few instructions on how to live from 1 Peter chapter 1: Live with Great Expectation (1:3) Because by his great mercy, we have been born again and we have a priceless inheritance, beyond the reach of change or decay. We … Continued

Regrets Of The Dying

I remember once talking to my grandma about how quickly time passes by. It seemed like when I was a kid, every day felt long. As I got older, weeks felt like days – it was passing by quickly. Soon … Continued

A Powerful Prayer For A Christian


Here’s a powerful prayer for every believer as we seek God each day. Part of prayer is about listening. It’s about asking God questions and allowing His word to speak to us. The Spirit convicts us, especially as we open … Continued

They Ran Out Of Food… Again

About this time another large crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. (Mark 8:1, Italics added) Do you ever feel like you’re in the same exact rut you were in last year at this time? Maybe … Continued

Beginning (A Poem)

BEGINNING   Beginning is fresh, it gives new life. We take a step, not sure if it’s right. But with risk in mind, we jump on board. It’s just the beginning… Who knows what’s in store.   Beginning so often, … Continued

Ten Ministry Pruning Observations

Pruning is a verb. It requires action. It involves cutting away dead or overgrown branches to increase fruitfulness and growth. You reduce the unwanted parts so there’s room and nutrients to grow more fully. You can’t sort of prune something. … Continued

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