Wisdom of MLK

Today we remember Martin Luther King, Jr.  I praise the Lord for the work he did through this man of faith. And I’m amazed at how Martin Luther King, Jr. stood strong through those seasons in life. We all know his work needs to continue and we need to keep praying for our nation and … Read more

Seven Important Reminders About Vision

Vision is discovered, not invented. The best way to discover the vision for your ministry or organization is to spend time with Jesus, in His Word.  From there, you will be drawn into God’s dream which is always more perfect than we can imagine. Seeking the vision requires these things: 1. Seeking Vision Requires: Confidence … Read more

It’s True! Small Sins Can Jeopardize The Blessing And Anointing!

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 himself some of the plunder.  He takes a robe and money that he covets and … Read more

One Great Characteristic of a Healthy Team

Here’s one characteristic of a healthy team – whether it’s your church staff, your family, your volunteer worship band, your co-workers or any other team you are part of…. Laughter. Laughter is a by-product of joy, connection and friendship.  It’s a result of having time for stories, memories and personal connections.  Laughter is a result … Read more

Repetition Is Key

Why do people attend conferences each year? Why do executives meet on conference calls with their teams multiple mornings a week? Why do teachers review the material before a test? Because repetition is key to remembering, internalizing, and staying motivated. For the same reasons, we need to hear and engage God’s word repetitively. The Bible … Read more

Two Words That Sum Up Living Victoriously

In his book, The Secret Of Happiness, Billy Graham shares a story of someone asking about a victorious life. Though there isn’t a formula, two words could describe it: surrender and devotion. Surrender and Devotion Nothing can replace daily devotions and time with the Lord. Hudson Taylor once said, “Never mind how great the pressure … Read more

A Break From The Crowds To Work On Our Faith

Did you realize the walking on the water miracle happened between being with the large crowds? In Matthew 14:22, they had just fed 5000 – an incredible gathering and miracle. After the meal, Jesus strategically sent his disciples off while he dismissed the crowd. The next few verses tell of the disciples in their boat … Read more