Family Christmas…

...forever.

With the celebration of the birth of Jesus among us just now, you might wonder about His family. Mary and Joseph are the parents and they have plenty of relatives. The reason He was born in Bethlehem had to do with Joseph’s family origin. In a text found mid way in Mathew, Jesus asks a […]

Doing The Most Good

...every day of the week.

A recent promise of The Salvation Army is that they’re “Doing The Most Good.” Not a bad thing for people to think or say about us, just not necessarily the best thing for us to say about ourselves. This is not meant to argue this point here, though. The point is that we as believers […]

What, Me Worry?

...it's a common problem.

Worry can possess us. Life can be full of disasters waiting to happen. No wonder we have worries. Then there are other concerns… Matthew 6:25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than […]

Black Lives Matter…

..along with a few others.

The concern is valid. How do you answer this question? I believe black lives matter. Evidently there are people who believe that if you don’t take this position, you relegate some to the back of the bus. Rather than challenge their perspective, which is their right, I really want to say broadly that All Lives […]

Leading on Friday and Saturday

...every day's different.

Friday – Had I been able to blog yesterday, I would have advised that Friday is a supplies and preparation day. There are things you need to pick up and rooms that need to be ready for the weekend. It’s also your last chance to really clean up the week. A leader I know will […]

Leading on Thursday…

...with prayer and exercise.

We might think of an exercise of prayer which would be good, but I am more inclined to suggest a time of prayer on Thursday as the week is passing and the inclination might be to get to the things that aren’t yet done. Hold your position on your knees and commit it to the […]

Leading on Wednesday…

...activities and Bible.

Moving through the week there is a progression and a purpose in how we lead. Wednesday will surely give you opportunities for interaction with small groups in activities or Bible study. I’d suggest the day start with personal Bible study beyond your daily devotions. We all need a deep challenge. Perhaps there’s a good study […]

Leading on Tuesday…

...business at hand.

Following a good Sunday and Monday, Tuesday can be more about the business of the week. Stats need to be done, petty cash, maybe reorganizing thoughts about what’s important, staff meeting so everyone’s on the right page. When you leave these things for Friday, it catches up with you and will slow you down. How […]

Leading on Sunday…

...to church.

Around the country we still see the black military flags that reveal that some of our veterans are still missing in action from Viet Nam. When we see the banners, we say a prayer for the family, still in pain. Imagine if we began to raise such flags for those who are missing in action […]

Leading to the end…

...Jason Johnson

“if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.” Rev 2:10 NLT Jason Johnson was faced with declaring his faith in the face of death and was martyred as a result. He was one of the students of Umpqua College in Roseburg, Oregon. He also had been attending […]