BEING LED BY GOD’S HAND

I’m a firm believer that we all make mistakes and are in need of grace. I’m also a firm believer that if you think you don’t, just look back on photos of yourself from 10-20 years ago. Your mind will probably change fairly quickly! If I ever ...

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THREE WORDS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

Making promises is one of the easiest things in the world to do. It doesn’t take much skill or faithfulness. The hard part is always keeping those promises. Just look at companies who work so hard to fulfill the promises their company makes. ...

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WINNING AT LOVE AND TRUTH

There is an old adage that says, “Just follow your heart; it’ll never lead you wrong.” While I certainly see the good in that phrase, if you truly stop to think about it, you’ll realize how dangerous it is. Our hearts can lead us to do some ...

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HOW BELIEF CHANGES BAD TO GOOD

It’s a safe bet to assume that you have heard a good share of bad news in your life. The reality is that what we do with that news determines whether it’s going to define our lives or not. I had a brother who played high school athletics and ...

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HOW DO I KEEP UNITY ON MY STAFF?

Question: Lately, I’ve been struggling to keep unity on my staff. How should I handle this? Unity is one of the most difficult things to develop and protect, and it becomes especially tough in a church environment. In the past as a leader, one of ...

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HOW DO I FIGHT DISCOURAGEMENT AS A PASTOR, WHEN I’M NOT SEEING RESULTS?

Question: Lately, I’ve been feeling like it would be better if I left my church in someone else’s hands. I feel called, but we haven’t grown in a long time, and I think maybe someone else could do a better job. What do you think I should ...

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WE’RE KILLING IT

Growing in spiritual knowledge can be a great thing. But it’s not so great when our obedience to God doesn’t grow with it. When that happens, we get to the point that we have all kinds of wrong thoughts, attitudes and habits that need killed off ...

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LIVING WITH A PERSPECTIVE

One day I got a call that my youngest son Geoffrey was up to some mischief. Apparently, he had climbed to the top of our local McDonald’s and was sitting high atop the golden arches. I was so embarrassed that I wanted to respond with, “Oh, ...

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GROW YOUR IMAGINATION

Think back to when you were a child. Think about some of the dreams you had. Think back to some of the games you played. More often than not, they all centered around one thing— imagination. As children, we’re pretty good at imagining. But as ...

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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a well-loved, well-respected figure in Christian history. When I stare at a nativity scene, she and baby Jesus are often the first figures that capture my attention. But lately as I stare, I’ve caught my eyes drifting ...

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