Courtesy Costs Nothing, But Can Change Everything

Extending a pleasant word costs us nothing, so why not give it away freely? Kindness makes a world of difference when you are dealing with people. Even those people who are hard to deal with can be softened through common courtesy. Speaking … Continued

Four Excuses That Could Keep Us Spiritually Immature

Someone recently reflected that a high percentage of most churches are filled with people who are either spiritually dead or spiritually immature. Would you agree?  Is this why the church is losing ground in terms of growth in the nation? … Continued

Integrity 101

Integrity is talked about everywhere these days. It’s an important ingredient in the life of a leader, in the life of a business, in the life of a ministry, in our habits, our relationships, our work and our finances. The … Continued

My Policy Is Simply, Go Ahead.

Here are some thoughts from Colossians 2:6-10. Paul’s had a few reasons to write to this church who was dealing with heresy in teaching: 1) That the church may be encouraged. 2)  That they may have the full riches of … Continued

When To Remember God

Here’s an incredible message for the next generation – think about God now. Remember God and His words for your life and live them.  Don’t wait for things to get bad. Don’t wait until tragedy strikes your life or your … Continued

Thankfulness Begins With Jesus First

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I have enjoyed the devotional book, This Day With The Master by Dennis Kinlaw since this summer. The November 24 reading (which happens to land on Thanksgiving for this year) fits well for believers. We’re invited to love Jesus supremely. … Continued

Your Life In One Sentence

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In a book called Drive, Daniel Pink tells a story about Clare Luce. Luce, one of the first women to serve in US Congress, gave some advice to President John F. Kennedy back in 1962.  “A great man is,” she said, … Continued

Small Sins Can Jeopardize The Blessing – Get Up! Take Action!

The crazy thing happens just one chapter after the miraculous and famous fall of Jericho. In the process of that miraculous conquest, someone among the Israelite nation, unbeknownst to anyone else, disobeys the direct orders from God and steals for … Continued

God’s Call: Quiet, But Not Small

God’s call on our lives is not always loud. In my experience, it’s quiet, unflashy and simple. In reflecting on my own call to ministry I can pinpoint the night. It was a simple worship service at a camp when … Continued

Take Note Of What Is Overflowing From Your Heart Today

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God looks at the heart (1 Sam. 16:7). This Old Testament verse is very encouraging, People judge by outward appearances, but God looks at the heart.  What a relief. But then I stop for just a minute… eek.  God. Looks. … Continued

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