...I'd like someone to tell me the truth. "It's probably not going to be better tomorrow." "This is gonna hurt for a long time." "This may be exactly where God wants you to be." That's why I really like my counselor. He's a truth-teller. He doesn't mince words or sugarcoat. He shoots straight. He says … Continue reading Just One Time…
Originally posted June 5, 2008 In ministry, criticism comes early and often. I believe that mostly this happens because people understand what they want, but mostly they have no idea what they really need. Everyone of us in ministry has gotten one of those criticism-laden, UNSIGNED letters about how we are totally missing the mark, … Continue reading How Do You Handle Criticism? [REPOST]
I have been reading the book Life Together:The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In it he writes: God has willed that we should seek and find His living Word in the witness of a brother, in the mouth of man. Therefore, the Christian needs another Christian who speaks God's Word to him. … Continue reading Words with Friends
This last week, our XGroups discussed merging our passions, the things that God placed in us to love and do and his purpose to bring the world back to Him through his son. We walked through a chart that rated four areas that should impact how well we do this. These are: Receiving training from … Continue reading Merging Our Passions with God’s Purpose
I went to the doctor yesterday to get some allergy relief. This really wet spring/summer has really took its toll on me with mold and other allergens. While I was sitting there in the waiting room I got to thinking. I could be the stereotypical male and refuse to go to the doctor and ignore … Continue reading Ask for Help?
David found himself a king at war, yet he wasn't with his men. Scripture says it this way, "at the time when kings go off to war." One night David was on his roof when he sees a woman bathing (first problem). David sent for her knowing she was the wife of one of his … Continue reading Turning…King David
In 1 Samuel 15, Saul was called by God to go out and totally destroy the Amalekites. God words were, “Do not spare them…” Yet, Saul made his own judgment call in the field to spare their leader and some livestock. Samuel, whom God put in a position to speak truth into Saul’s life comes … Continue reading Turning – King Saul