Giving the Gift of a Blessing

Giving the Gift of a Blessing

When I was a fairly young believer, my father-in-law (who was also my Pastor) led us in a study of Gary Smalley and John Trent’s The Gift Of The Blessing. We talked then about how frivolously we throw around the words “blessed” and...
Living for the Outpouring of God’s Best Blessings

Living for the Outpouring of God’s Best Blessings

You can live for lots of things. Success. Fame. Fortune. Pleasure. Alcohol, drugs, sex. The approval of others. You can even live for healthy things in an unhealthy way – kids, jobs, achievement, etc. Some of the things for which we live aren’t bad in and...
The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

God made it all. The sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the universe and everything in it. He made it all, and he made it all good. When God was finished constructing an ideal home for his prized creation, he crowned his work with the creation of mankind. Humanity....
I'm Praying for God to Bless You

I'm Praying for God to Bless You

I’m currently reading Wayne Cordeiro’s Leading on Empty, and in it, Wayne passes along an ancient prayer written by some Franciscan monks… May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, hard hearts, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so...
If You're a Pastor or Church Leader, You Must Read IT

If You're a Pastor or Church Leader, You Must Read IT

It is a really great book! It is all about “how churches and leaders can get it and keep it.” What is it? Though Craig Groeschel never really defines it, he does offer this clarifying list: It is what God does through a rare combination of these qualities...
Defining the Favor of God

Defining the Favor of God

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...

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