Four Benefits of Sickness

I am currently recovering from a horrible sore throat and head cold. In between coughing fits, blowing my nose, and trying to have enough energy to work, I realized that sickness is included in the “all things” of Romans 8:28. “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God:Continue reading “Four Benefits of Sickness”

A Word to Young Leaders (Featured on a Podcast!)

I have the honor of being featured on the latest “Small Town Big Church” podcast with my good friend Chase Riber. This is a podcast hosted by Pastor Jon Sanders, the Lead Pastor of The Rescue Church. For more information on the podcast, you can read my review of it HERE. Below is a briefContinue reading “A Word to Young Leaders (Featured on a Podcast!)”

Killed Or Be Killed

If you are a Christian, you are at war. The battle is one with eternal consequences. You wage war not against mere humans but against powerful forces of evil in a realm that you cannot see. There is an unholy trinity – the world, your flesh, and the devil – which seeks to plunge yourContinue reading “Killed Or Be Killed”

The Ladder of Humility (Part Four)

If you have not read the first three posts in this series, be sure to read them below: Ladder of Humility (Part One) Ladder of Humility (Part Two) Ladder of Humility (Part Three) The fourth step of humility is Patience to Accept the Difficulty of Others. Ultimately, this only arises out of a deep senseContinue reading “The Ladder of Humility (Part Four)”

The Ladder of Humility (Part Two)

This is part two of a series on the Ladder of Humility by Saint Benedict. If you have not read the first post, be sure to read it first by clicking below: Ladder of Humility (Part One) Step 2: Doing God’s Will (Not Our Own or Other People’s) This second step of humility holds threeContinue reading “The Ladder of Humility (Part Two)”

The Discipline of Silence

“Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in Heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Those words are incompatible with the evangelical culture of our day. We live in a world that is polluted withContinue reading “The Discipline of Silence”

The Ladder of Humility (Part One)

As I shared in my last post, one of the books I am reading is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. The goal of this book is to help believers to not only be spiritually mature but emotionally healthy – and yes those are two different things. Scazzero, the author, goes into detail on how the great trials,Continue reading “The Ladder of Humility (Part One)”

Three Books YOU Should Read

I love to talk about books (I’m a pastor and I work in a library, what can you expect?) At many of the staff meetings of The Rescue Church, I ask my staff what they are reading. I have learned through great men and women that Leaders ARE Readers! I want to share with youContinue reading “Three Books YOU Should Read”