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Echoing God’s Love

Echoing God’s Love

While I was chasing my dream as a musician, I had gotten my family into a pretty tough situation financially. I didn’t know what to do and kept saying, “I’ll figure something out,” but I never could. My wife and I were down to one car that was in rough shape. The AC...

How Ancient Prayers Bring Us Stability for Uncertain Times 

How Ancient Prayers Bring Us Stability for Uncertain Times 

For all its conveniences and wonders, modern life can be deeply unstable. Technology has both accelerated and unsettled human civilization. Novel ideologies leave many questioning what it means to be a human being or an authentic follower of Jesus. Families are...

How We Can Help Equip the Next Generation 

How We Can Help Equip the Next Generation 

I’m the mom of three daughters; a 16-year-old, a 14-year-old, and a 10 year old. My girls are growing up in a vastly different world than the one I grew up in. It is not enough for them to know basic Bible stories, they need to know how to read God’s Word for...

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our mouth healthy—and we recognize the consequences to not doing it—bad breath and, eventually, losing our teeth.  Some...

Prevent Burn Out by Managing Your Stress

Prevent Burn Out by Managing Your Stress

Stress. We live with it every day, and ministry is no exception. I love the commercial a couple of years back where a very stressed young man at the grocery store check out is being asked “paper or plastic?” He has this blank stare on his face as his mind whirls with...

Monday through Saturday

Monday through Saturday

At a conference for church leaders where I was invited to teach, I was captivated by a message delivered at that same event by Pastor Ben Cachiaras from Mountain Christian Church in Baltimore. Ben said that serving is the new apologetic. In my years sitting at...

Making Things Right When You Mess Up

Making Things Right When You Mess Up

“Good relationships are four parts liking each other and seven parts forgiveness.” Quote by Jennifer Thomas Gary Chapman’s bestselling book, The 5 Love Languages has become a classic. To have blissful relationships, showing love is a must. To have happy friends and...

A Prayer for Church Leaders

A Prayer for Church Leaders

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them— not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.” 1 PETER 5 :2 Recite God's Goodness You, Jesus, are the head of Your...

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

The Widow—A Compassion Initiative—is a biblical template for how the local church can care for the widow in their sadness and loss.  It is often the case that ministries are led most effectively by those who have a heart for a particular type of suffering. Whether...

Approaching the Almighty with Confidence

Approaching the Almighty with Confidence

When we pray, we can approach God with confidence, for our faith rests upon His character, not upon promises. Promises are as good as the character of the one who made the promise. So when I read my Bible, I have a promise. This is the confidence we have in Him. If...

Echoing God’s Love

Echoing God’s Love

While I was chasing my dream as a musician, I had gotten my family into a pretty tough situation financially. I didn’t know what to do and kept saying, “I’ll figure something out,” but I never could. My wife and I were down to one car that was in rough shape. The AC...

How Ancient Prayers Bring Us Stability for Uncertain Times 

How Ancient Prayers Bring Us Stability for Uncertain Times 

For all its conveniences and wonders, modern life can be deeply unstable. Technology has both accelerated and unsettled human civilization. Novel ideologies leave many questioning what it means to be a human being or an authentic follower of Jesus. Families are...

How We Can Help Equip the Next Generation 

How We Can Help Equip the Next Generation 

I’m the mom of three daughters; a 16-year-old, a 14-year-old, and a 10 year old. My girls are growing up in a vastly different world than the one I grew up in. It is not enough for them to know basic Bible stories, they need to know how to read God’s Word for...

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our mouth healthy—and we recognize the consequences to not doing it—bad breath and, eventually, losing our teeth.  Some...

Prevent Burn Out by Managing Your Stress

Prevent Burn Out by Managing Your Stress

Stress. We live with it every day, and ministry is no exception. I love the commercial a couple of years back where a very stressed young man at the grocery store check out is being asked “paper or plastic?” He has this blank stare on his face as his mind whirls with...

Monday through Saturday

Monday through Saturday

At a conference for church leaders where I was invited to teach, I was captivated by a message delivered at that same event by Pastor Ben Cachiaras from Mountain Christian Church in Baltimore. Ben said that serving is the new apologetic. In my years sitting at...

Making Things Right When You Mess Up

Making Things Right When You Mess Up

“Good relationships are four parts liking each other and seven parts forgiveness.” Quote by Jennifer Thomas Gary Chapman’s bestselling book, The 5 Love Languages has become a classic. To have blissful relationships, showing love is a must. To have happy friends and...

A Prayer for Church Leaders

A Prayer for Church Leaders

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them— not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.” 1 PETER 5 :2 Recite God's Goodness You, Jesus, are the head of Your...

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

The Widow—A Compassion Initiative—is a biblical template for how the local church can care for the widow in their sadness and loss.  It is often the case that ministries are led most effectively by those who have a heart for a particular type of suffering. Whether...

Approaching the Almighty with Confidence

Approaching the Almighty with Confidence

When we pray, we can approach God with confidence, for our faith rests upon His character, not upon promises. Promises are as good as the character of the one who made the promise. So when I read my Bible, I have a promise. This is the confidence we have in Him. If...

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