How To Pray When God Changes Your Plan

In his heart David had a great desire to build a temple for God. It was a good thing David wanted to do, not an evil thing. He was willing to sacrifice to do it, but God didn’t choose David for this job, instead He chose Solomon. How do we pray when our plans are […]

His Name Is Wonderful

Chapter 3: What A Mighty God We Serve   Words like “might”, “power”, and “great” tend to be overused in our day and time. Their meanings have become so watered down that we now have “great” hot dogs, “great” cars, and “great” clothes. So, too, the word “mighty” is overused. We say something is “mighty fine.” […]

Leadership Quips, Quotes, Models and Proverbs

The following is my collection of well-known quips, quotes and sayings of leadership. They formulate for me a doctrine of leadership — a collection of what I tend to believe about leadership, work, people and myself. In that sense they are “proverbs” I have adopted as my own-I believe them. Most leaders collect such statement […]

Stand Above the Crowd

I was reading a study the other day that indicated people have increased in stature over the course of time. Suits of armor worn by knights in the Middle Ages are too small for the average man today. From the mid 1800’s to today, the average height of an 18 year old male has increased […]

Before You Quit

– Blaine Allen. Kregel. Discouragement has permeated the ranks of Christian ministry. Record numbers of Christian leaders are desperate and contemplating leaving the ministry. Blaine Allen helps restore perspective by providing the tools that will help your readers review their expectations for ministry, evaluate the roots of dissatisfaction, and honestly assess their physical, emotional, and […]

Fire in the Well

– Henry and Ella Mitchell. Judson Press. “Any book of sermons written by either Henry or Ella Mitchell would be eagerly sought, avidly read, and highly prized. Fire in the Well is no exception. One detects in Ella Mitchell’s sermons a fresh vision of the gospel. There is a becoming note of tenderness, both firm […]

The Guide to Understanding the Bible

The World’s Easiest Guide to Understanding the Bible – Stan Campbell. Moody. Easy-to-read primer on exploring the riches of God’s Word. A basic, easy-to-digest primer on the why’s and how’s of studying the Bible. Other World’s Easiest Guide Books include The World’s Easiest Guide Book to Finances, Larry Burkett and The World’s Easiest Guide to […]

Transforming Congregational Culture

– Anthony Robinson. Eerdmans. Writing from twenty-five years of experience in four congregations of differing size, location, and ethnic makeup, Robinson describes concrete changes in the practice of ministry that have been tried, tested, and lived out to great success. At the heart of Robinson’s framework for church renewal is what he calls “cultural change.” […]

Who Owns the Land

– Stanley Ellisen & Charles Dyer. Tyndale House Publishers. This is a timely book that answers these questions as it traces the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and provides the background for the modern dispute over the Middle Eastern holy land. Originally written in 1991 by Stanley Ellisen, Dr. Charles Dyer has written an updated […]

Did You Know

What makes for a good church? Paul Wilkes, a professor at the University of North Carolina, named these 10 characteristics: Has a congregation with a “joyful spirit,” where people enjoy being part of the community Is welcoming and accessible to everyone Has innovative, thoughtful worship Instills values of a true Christian community Is aware of […]

Rules for Writers

No Wonder English Is So Hard To Learn We polish the Polish furniture.He could lead if he would get the lead out.A farm can produce produce.The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.The soldier decided to desert in the desert.The present is a good time to present the present.At the Army base, a […]

You Know You Grew Up In The 80s and 90s If…

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE”. You watched the Pound Puppies. You can sing the rap to the “Fresh Prince of Bellaire” You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. You […]

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