Four INCREDIBLE Websites

If you want to grow in your life, you need to enter into conversations with a variety of people. We do this best through relationships, books, podcasts and blogs. I feed both my soul and mind on a daily basis through a variety of different mediums. The four websites below have encouraged and strengthened me inContinue reading “Four INCREDIBLE Websites”

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”

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”

The Key to Humility

What does true humility look like? Is it a person who feels as if he is the scum of the earth and believes everyone else is better than him? Is “humility” just a big theological term for low self-esteem? I don’t think so. Brennan Manning, in his book Ruthless Trust, says this about humility, “HumbleContinue reading “The Key to Humility”