Saturday, April 17, 2021

Here Is How Giving and Forgiving Are Connected

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“Giving” is the root word of “forgiving.”  It’s almost safe to say they come from the same “root.” Generosity with finances and generosity with forgiveness...

Rescued and Renewed

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Allow the Light of My healing Presence to shine into the deepest recesses of your being—cleansing, healing, refreshing, and renewing you.  Jesus Calling The year 2020 proved...

Don’t Give Up, Saints: Encouragement from a Washington, D.c. Pastor

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Capitol Hill is my home. It is the neighborhood God called us to just over a decade ago. Over the past ten years, we...

I Love All People Based Upon These 5 Attitudes

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We have all been horrified by the senseless, shameful deaths of our minority brothers and sisters. The narrative is not new.  At 67, I have...

4 Practices for Church Planters’ Wives with Discouraged Husbands

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My shoulders shook as I quietly sobbed in my laundry room. I texted my two best friends with the door closed: Can you please pray...

5 Common Pitfalls of Forming a Pastoral Search Committee

There is an old joke that says, “If three Americans, just by chance, bumped into each other on a street corner in Paris—they would...

3 Costly Mistakes of Pastor Search Committees

Pastor search committees have an immense responsibility in finding who God is calling as their church’s next pastor. It’s a sacred process that can...

The Art of Substitution

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Make Me central in your consciousness by praying continually:simple, short prayers flowing out of the present moment. Jesus Calling, February 22 What had started as a pleasant evening...

4 Common Mistakes Church Planters Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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Church planters make mistakes. Every one of us could share a long list of things we’d do differently if we could go back and...

Obeying God’s Will Is the Easy Way

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“You can go easy…or you can go hard” became the life statement of a friend of mine. “My yoke is easy,” Christ said.  Believe it...
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Pastor, Make Peace with Lowliness

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Every church planter expects to begin from a place of lowliness. But rare is the church planter who makes peace with lowliness. I’m not talking about...

The “measure Up Mentality” In Today’s Church

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I’ve served in full-time ministry for over 38 years in churches in many places in the U.S.: the south, the southwest, the far west...

Becoming a Disciplined Leader

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As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question...