It's tough out there right now for pastors and church leaders. But I don't need to tell you this - you are either experiencing it yourself or you have friends who are. I've been very burdened recently to come alongside pastors and church leaders in an encouraging...
You can’t save the world. That’s Jesus’ role and he has fulfilled and is continuing to fulfill it perfectly. But Jesus wants to involve YOU in his work of restoring, renewing, and refreshing those around you.
Hi! Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Reflectionary! I've been working on this idea for over a year and have finally found the time to put it together. The Reflectionary is a free weekly email newsletter filled with fresh spiritual insights for people who want...
Good Friday has often been thought of as the day when God required the brutal murder of his Son to appease his own wrath so that he might forgive us of our sins. But Good Friday is really all about God showing us himself as love by absorbing our sin and forgiving it.
There are plenty of books and speeches recommending that you focus in on only one career or purpose. But what if you are wired to do multiple things well?
Slow down your body! To put it simply, when you feel insulted, attacked, or offended, your body speeds up. It’s like pressing on the gas pedal to escape a pursuer. And the faster your mind works, the harder it is to control.
I have yet to meet anyone who is batting a thousand when it comes to making right decisions. But I know a lot of people who are healthy, happy, and making a positive dent in a pretty negative world because they kept on seeking the right way.
Be real with people, or be prepared to lose them. It's hard. As Pastor Rick Warren wrote once, we all fight against three particular fears: the fear that we will be exposed for who we truly are the fear that we will be rejected the fear that we will be hurt again. We...
Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain. It’s part of being a good shepherd.
There is a LOT that I miss about being a pastor, but this is the one thing I miss the most!