Follow The Leader

The Lord will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138:8 (NLT) In grade school, at recess time, we’d sometimes play a game called “Follow the Leader.” It was a very basic game. Essentially, all of the students... Continue Reading →

Wrong Way!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) If you have ever driven around the downtown of any major city you know the headaches it can bring. In particular, those headaches can be brought on by the miracle of modern engineering called one-way streets. On a... Continue Reading →

Rules & Relationships

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT) “Rules without relationship breads rebellion.” As a former high school chaplain, this is a phrase I’ve heard spoken many times over the years. Generally, I’ve heard it said about students in school who disagree... Continue Reading →

NO

To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.Proverbs 29:15 (NLT) I had a friend who was about to become a first-time mother even though she had just moved into her 40s in age. She was excited about the prospect of having little ones, and was putting some thought... Continue Reading →

Sin Savior

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all.1 Timothy 1:15 (NLT) “Hi, my name is ________ and I’m an alcoholic.” If you’ve ever been to a recovery group, or even seen a TV show or movie that... Continue Reading →

Negativity Burnout

So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.Romans 14:13 (NLT) Burnout is a very real issue for those in ministry. No, it’s not necessarily the workload – though it does seem a bit insane from time-to-time. It’s that... Continue Reading →

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