What Is It That Breaks Your Heart?

December 7, 2015By BrandonDevotional

Martin Luther King, Jr. was so moved by the plight of black people in America that he gave his life leading a civil rights movement. Mother Teresa was so crushed by the poverty she saw in Calcutta that she spent her life there ministering to the poor. John Knox was so burdened for the souls … Read More

God Gives the Very Best Gifts

July 11, 2013By BrandonDevotional

Are you a child of God? Then He has gifted you! There are no superhero saints who leap tall buildings in single bounds. Instead, there are believers who become super servants because they value the gifts God has given them. The Bible says, It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. … Read More

Defining the Favor of God

December 13, 2011By BrandonLiving

The phrase “favor of God” seems to be growing in popularity, and I’m glad. It’s a biblical phrase – a good phrase. But it’s often misunderstood. I once heard a guy talk about finding a parking spot right up front on a busy shopping day because of the “favor of God.” I pictured in my … Read More

What I Really Deserve

August 9, 2011By BrandonLiving 1 Comment

This week, I’m staying in a nice hotel in Ocala, Florida, driving around in a rented Camaro, and eating fresh fruit – all sweet gifts from The Church at the Springs where Pastor Ron Sylvia and others are hosting Nuts & Bolts, a conference for church planters. I feel very blessed to be here. I … Read More

How To Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

June 26, 2011By BrandonLiving 6 Comments

Every believer in Jesus has been granted abilities that are empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are all born with various talents, but spiritual gifts are given to us when we become a Christian. The seeds of those gifts are often evident from birth, but the Holy Spirit empowers believers for ministry in supernatural ways. … Read More

All Your Pastor Wants for Christmas

November 21, 2010By BrandonBooks 7 Comments

Disclaimer: I don’t know your Pastor (probably) and so I can’t say for sure he wants any of these things, much less that he wants these things exclusively, but I thought I’d take a stab at saying here’s what, in my estimation, many Pastors would to have… if you’re loing for ideas. A Kindle! … Read More

Book Review: The Gift of the Psalms

October 27, 2009By BrandonBooks

I’ve recently finished reading through this neat little gift bo, The Gift of Psalms. I’ve thumbed through dozens of similar gift bos and quite frankly, usually think of them as think slices of sentimentalism with no real substance, wrapped in leather and foil and sold to the highest bidder. This bo, however, is a cut … Read More