Discipline…

...needed.

Merriam-Webster gives us these options to define discipline: a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior c : self-control In my thinking today, I have in mind the second and third choices where we all need discipline in our lives, not necessarily correction. In the midst of my 67th year, I am convinced that […]

Making Home Safe…

...no place for abuse.

Here are some facts about domestic abuse from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have […]

Men…

...strong and purposeful.

Today I’m celebrating the men in the world that follow God. It’s interesting that I have a sense that promoting men is politically incorrect. As an older white Christian male, I find it concerning that those in my categories are often seen as the culprits of our culture. You can’t have too many in your […]

Loving God…

...the way.

I pray that you know God. I pray that you have a relationship with Him. This is all made possible through the sacrificial love of God realized in the death of His Son, Jesus. He paid the penalty for our disobedience to God and did so with love in His heart for you and me. […]

The Sanctified Life…

...the way to live.

God’s word says, “I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” Lev 11:44  It also says, “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified:”1Th 4:3 We, then ought to aim to be sanctified and live for God. Being sanctified, also known as holiness means that we are set apart […]

The Unsanctified Life…

...there is a better plan.

The unsanctified life is the person who has not acknowledged God as the supreme authority and deepest friend. The first recognition of the unsanctified life is the person that does not know God. This may be from lack of opportunity or by personal choice. More and more in this society, there is less and less […]

Disruptive Leadership…

...emerging concept.

Disruptive Leadership is a trending idea that many are embracing, particularly, the new generation. It speaks of a movement to unsettle the negative and impedinbg aspects of the status quo. It’s the new word for change. I suppose every generation needs to believe they have a new slant on the future, although, it still sounds […]

Rev. Dr. Billy Graham…

...saved to serve.

Billy Graham has always been known as a leading Christian voice, bringing people to God through faith in Jesus. His campaigns, public and personal were always forthright with no apologies for God’s gospel of love for all. As he ascended in celebrity, his resolve to tell all about saving grace intensified while being cautious not […]

Heart Broken in 17 Pieces…

...and more.

The School shooting in Florida this week has us all heart broken. The families of these children and adults are in need of our prayers and active support. I believe God’s heart too was broken by this demonstration of senseless evil. Make no mistake about this, the enemy had everything to do with it. The […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]