I remember the first time I snow skied. I crashed into a snow fence at a high rate of speed and “face planted” on the other side. Skiing is, indeed, “slightly downhill and out of control.” Life can be that way.
The problem with leaders is we don’t know when we need help. We feel confident we can handle any situation. Unfortunately, that type of thinking could alert you TOO LATE.
“Teach us to pray.” That’s what the disciples asked Christ. Not “teach us HOW to pray.” We don’t need more techniques in praying, we need more motivation to actually pray!
“Love your neighbor as yourself” (the Golden Rule) is the second great commandment. It’s easy to say, but what exactly does it mean? How our nation would be changed if we PRACTICED it!
“Fake news” is a big topic right now. Is the media truthful? It’s probably a good time for us to ask that of ourselves: “Am I truthful?” You will be known by your truthfulness.
For a lot of couples, Valentine season is a difficult time. They celebrate one more year but inwardly they know their marriage seems to be failing. Often, marriages that seem outwardly successful are privately failing. How can you fix a failing marriage?
We all want our children to turn out well. Nothing thrills us more than seeing them go through school, marry well, excel in their career, and fulfill God’s purpose on their lives. Raising children who love, respect, serve, marry well, and contribute to society is not easy. Here are five principles Melanie and I followed for […]
As I go into restaurants and malls, I see parents struggling to maintain control of children. They beg, bribe, and get angry. The “little one” seems to come out victorious. Sympathetic onlookers are tortured as they put themselves in the identical position. What are the secrets that make it seem EASY?
Leadership is all about momentum and focus. Leading people out of a comfort zone and into a conquest zone takes skill and experience. Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem to a defeated and discouraged population. In just days, he turned the same people into conquerors who said, “Let us rise up and build.” How did he […]
As a pastor for 33 years, I often wondered why so many new believers drop out of the Christian “race.” Their conversion is genuine but their endurance is sporadic. It seems to me that as many as 2/3 of the conversions in our churches never connect or fall back into the world. Where are we […]