Imagine if the entire world experienced a global revival placing their faith in Jesus Christ. Imagine the life transformation of entire populations that would happen and suddenly most of the problems of the world would disappear over night. I've always been impressed by how great world leaders admire the teachings and acts of Jesus…Read more Imagine if there was global revival…!
“So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!” (Romans 15:7, Message) A beautiful little girl smiling brightly at me Sunday morning said, "Pastor, I love you!" I felt her reaching out and take my heart right out of my chest. She is a child with special needs and she…Read more All are Welcome!
I've always benefited from Cal Thomas' commentary. His column about Isaac Hill, the president of the Black Student Association forgiving the students who participated in the hate filled sing along at the University of Oklahoma. Please take a couple of minutes and read the column. You'll think about it for a long time. http://goo.gl/bNhorw Peace!
Dad and I talked with one another on the phone today. His weak voice was filled with love and affection. We talked of work on the farm. Picking cotton, cutting tobacco and "cooking it" in the barns. He worked hard my Dad. Plowing behind mules that when they did their business you just paused and…Read more Talking with Daddy today
"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you." Matthew 5:4, Message Grief easily morphs into fear, when you have lost the dearest thing in the world to yourself. Suddenly your tears, angst and pain explode in your…Read more From Wrath to Restoration
My favorite cartoon characters are Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin would imagine himself being Stupendous Man, defender of freedom and advocate of Liberty! However when bedtime came he imagined the monsters beneath his bed and Stupendous Man would be reduced to Jelly Man. When the lights go out it’s tempting to lose our trust in God. …Read more Stupendous Man
“Thanks for not going crazy,” one of my associates said to me. I asked him what he meant by that statement. He described for me what he had witnessed and heard from his peers about leaders in other places and then said, “I mean it. Thanks.” It was an incredible compliment and one that I…Read more Thanks for not going crazy!
"I don't keep a list of your sins." Isaiah 43:25b, Message Once a week I sit down and review my journal entries and reflect on the areas and disciplines of my life where I have fallen short. They are the things that I feel guilty about. I know that my attitude has been wrong, my…Read more God doesn’t keep a list
Moses had his Joshua. Paul had his Timothy. A common denominator of success is preparing someone to pass the torch to. Moses would teach Joshua how to be strong and courageous. Paul would be the most successful; he would teach Timothy to commit the message and the methods to others who would continue…Read more Relationships I Need – A Protégé
I've been a Christian for 38 years yet I still need a discipler. I've been married for 33 years yet I still need a mentor. I've been a Dad for 23 years yet I still need a mentor. I've been in ministry for 34 years yet I still need a mentor. What's the difference between…Read more Relationships I need – A Mentor