We’re just wrapping up two of the busiest seasons in the church year – Christmastide and Eastertide. Pastors and church workers have spent hours working on sermons, planning services, printing and folding bulletins, coordinating volunteers, besides maintaining their regular schedules and obligations, and spending time with their families, sleeping, and eating. I have friends from… Continue reading How to Support Pastors in a Normal Week
When I was a kid, they re-did the parking lots at the church we attended. When the parking lots were finished, there were signs placed at each exit that said “You Are Now Entering The Mission Field.” I didn’t get it. I thought they had put all the signs up backwards. After months I finally… Continue reading Are All Christians Missionaries?
When I was in college, I really started asking God what He had in mind for me to do with my very unique set of skills that I was working on developing. I was studying to be a French teacher, and as much as I loved using my talents in learning the language, I wasn’t… Continue reading Being A Sender
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55:2 (NIV) The tendency of we as humans is to accumulate things. We accumulate: possessions habits ideas preferences responsibilities history… Continue reading The Call To Simple Christian Living
In the movie Remember the Titans, there is a memorable scene where the captain Gary of the newly racially integrated football team, the Titans, has to interview one of the black players to learn about his family. After three-a-day practices and lots of tension on the team, the conversation isn’t quite polite. Julian tells the white… Continue reading Attitude Reflects Leadership
And give us this day, our daily bread. These familiar words from The Lord’s Prayer/The Our Father found in Matthew 6 are stitched on a cross-stitch that used to hang above my grandma’s kitchen table. Now it hangs above ours. The phrase makes me think of three things. The first one has to do with… Continue reading Give Us This Day