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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...

Going It Alone

Going It Alone

Henri Nouwen writes, “Pain suffered alone feels very different from pain suffered alongside another. Even when the pain stays, we know how great the difference if another draws close, if another shares with us in it. This kind of comfort comes most fully and...

Finding Our Way Home

Finding Our Way Home

There are two things that really stress me out. Getting lost and asking for directions. Perhaps that is why I am such a fan of GPS technology. Outside of the wheel, my vote for the greatest human invention is the Global Positioning System. Whether I find myself in a...

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All

Part 2 Click here to read part 1. Jesus knew this poor widow had no property and no close family to take care of her. Therefore, since it was something He did often, I believe Jesus motioned for one of His disciples to follow after her and quietly give her a handful...

New Year, Renewed Church: How to Refresh Your Church in 2022

New Year, Renewed Church: How to Refresh Your Church in 2022

Hope is a term often used in a context of doubt. When we say, “I hope my team wins,” there is a hint of disbelief. When we say, “I hope my church grows,” you know it’s not guaranteed. When I peer into the freezer and say, “I hope there is ice cream,” the grim...

There is Hope in Your Story

There is Hope in Your Story

There is hope in your story, whether you feel it or not. You may be in the midst of a hard season, you may be thriving but feel anxiety lurking at the edges or your life, or you find yourself longing for a jolt of encouragement as you wade through each day.  Early...

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Surrender is far from a widely embraced concept in our culture today. Surrender is the opposite of the independent “I can do it” attitude plaguing modern day society. In whatever capacity you lead in your church, we’re all called to let God lead the way when it comes...

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...

Going It Alone

Going It Alone

Henri Nouwen writes, “Pain suffered alone feels very different from pain suffered alongside another. Even when the pain stays, we know how great the difference if another draws close, if another shares with us in it. This kind of comfort comes most fully and...

Finding Our Way Home

Finding Our Way Home

There are two things that really stress me out. Getting lost and asking for directions. Perhaps that is why I am such a fan of GPS technology. Outside of the wheel, my vote for the greatest human invention is the Global Positioning System. Whether I find myself in a...

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All

Part 2 Click here to read part 1. Jesus knew this poor widow had no property and no close family to take care of her. Therefore, since it was something He did often, I believe Jesus motioned for one of His disciples to follow after her and quietly give her a handful...

New Year, Renewed Church: How to Refresh Your Church in 2022

New Year, Renewed Church: How to Refresh Your Church in 2022

Hope is a term often used in a context of doubt. When we say, “I hope my team wins,” there is a hint of disbelief. When we say, “I hope my church grows,” you know it’s not guaranteed. When I peer into the freezer and say, “I hope there is ice cream,” the grim...

There is Hope in Your Story

There is Hope in Your Story

There is hope in your story, whether you feel it or not. You may be in the midst of a hard season, you may be thriving but feel anxiety lurking at the edges or your life, or you find yourself longing for a jolt of encouragement as you wade through each day.  Early...

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Five Reasons Surrender Should Be a Part of Every Leader’s Vocabulary

Surrender is far from a widely embraced concept in our culture today. Surrender is the opposite of the independent “I can do it” attitude plaguing modern day society. In whatever capacity you lead in your church, we’re all called to let God lead the way when it comes...

Helping Your Small Group Thrive

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