Feeling and Knowing

“I Feel” Versus “I Know”

Brandon Living

Right now, I feel tired. I also feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others. I feel bogged down in things that need doing, and I feel inadequate to the tasks that loom largest in my life – be a great husband, a great Dad, and a great Pastor. Right now, I …

Joy

4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

Brandon Living

Sometimes God takes me back to kindergarten, spiritually speaking. I spend time reading theological treatises, but I sometimes forget the most basic and simple of truths. Here’s one of those basic truths I sometimes struggle with: We choose our attitudes. We don’t choose our circumstances. We don’t choose the weather, the direction of the economy, what people around us will …

Choosing the Godly Response to Circumstances

Brandon Preaching

In our journey through the Word (I’ve been preaching through the entire Bible on Sundays), we’ve come up to the bo of Ruth – one of my own favorites in the Old Testament. Ruth’s story takes place during one of the darker ages of the history of the Israelites. It’s a dark time in her nation, her life, and her …

Bold Leadership: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis

Brandon Leadership

To be honest, the title of this post is a misnomer in some respects. Bold leadership sometimes requires we ignore any assessment of cost versus benefit. There are just times when the cost is worth it no matter what, such as when truth or integrity is at stake. At other times, we need to ascertain the damage of a risky …