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Sometimes we need to say "no"

I just read an article by Gary McIntosh entitled “Saying Yes.”  It provides guidance on how to create a healthy church culture that empowers laity, including laity who feel called to launch new ministries.   262 more words



Scripture – John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Thoughts to Share

One of my favorites. 161 more words


links: this went thru my mind

Afterlife, authority & heaven: Heaven Is For Real [essential viewing; a video 4:44 by David Platt)

“… our level of discernment in the church today on this topic is extremely low because the whole premise behind every single one of these books is contrary to everything God’s word says about heaven. 511 more words


Thoughts for Thursday

List every job you have held since you were 18.

I sit, staring at that sentence and the seven little boxes given to list all of the jobs I have had since I was 18. 409 more words

Thoughts For Thursday

April 24th

2 Kings 17: 7Now this came about because the sons of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and they had feared other gods 8and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel, and in the customs of the kings of Israel which they had introduced. 3,255 more words



OMG. By which I mean, O, my God! What are you doing? What are you trying to tell me/show me?

Here’s the thing. I think God might be steering my call to ministry in a new direction that I had not foreseen, and it’s a bit scary. 436 more words

How to Discourage Your Pastor

Pastors are falling like flies today. I don’t mean into sin, but into states of discouragement and disillusionment that they may never recover from. I’ve been doing this pastoring thing for 30 years now and I know just about as many pastors who have left the pastorate as ones who are still in it over that same time period. 560 more words