The Power of Partnership

Partnership_2Wisdom tell us that "… two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed" (Ecc.4:9).

Life is about partnering with other people – family, friends, work associates, and partners in ministry. An effective partnership doesn’t just happen.Read the rest

Church – The Safest Place To Be

Did you know that being part of a church gathering is the safest place to be!

Statistics tell us:

1. Do NOT ride in automobiles: they cause 20% of all fatal accidents.

2. Do NOT travel by air, rail, or water: 16% of all accidents happen on these.… Read the rest

The Power of Desperation (Part 2)

DesperateWhy wait until you hit bottom or the pain gets so bad that you have to change? Why not make the decisions that lead to life right now. Why not allow the Holy Spirit to tap into the power of desperation in your life today – right now!… Read the rest

The Power of Desperation (Part 1)

Desperate_2The Bible describes each one of our lives as like a “journey”. We are “pilgrims” on a road of progress and purpose. Each of us is at different points along the “path of life”. Along the way, there are many different “seasons” we go through, many varied “circumstances” we navigate through, many different “decisions” we make that each have consequences and many “changes” we experience in the process (see Prov.4:18; 15:19, 24.… Read the rest

How Friendly is Your Church?

HandshakeYou may have heard the story about a man who, in an attempt to find out what other churches were really like, visited 18 different churches on consecutive Sundays.

He always sat near the front of each building. After the service he would walk slowly to the rear then return to the front and back to the rear again using a different isle.… Read the rest

The Ripple Effect

Ripple_effectIn 1855, a Sunday School teacher, a Mr. Kimball, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Christ. The clerk, Dwight L. Moody, became an evangelit.

In England in 1879, Dwight L. Moody awakened evangelistic zeal in the heart of Fredrick B.… Read the rest

God Leads a Pretty Sheltered Life

At the end of time, billions of people were scattered on a great plain before God’s throne. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly – not with cringing shame before God’s throne, but with embittered belligerence.

"How can God judge us?… Read the rest

The Race

Childrens-race

For some inspiration when you feel like giving up, I love Dr D.H. Groberg's poem The Race, which I have included below. It's about a boys race, so girls will have to do a little 'gender inclusive translation' along the way 🙂

 

"Quit!Read the rest

One Solitary Life

Here is a well known poem about the impact of the life of Jesus Christ (written in 1926) …

"Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village.… Read the rest

Sacred Space

Sacred_spaceA friend of a friend told me about a very good web site dedicated to helping people find some ‘sacred space’ in their day.

Check it out at Sacred Space and follow the prompts after selecting which language you’d prefer.

A thought for the day …

"Be still, and know that I am God." [Ps 46:10.Read the rest

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up! [Part 2]

Yesterday we considered Jesus’ question,  “Who do PEOPLE say that I am?” We noted that there has always been a wide variety of opinions about Jesus’ identity.

Today, let’s look at an even more important question from Jesus: "Who do YOU say that I am?" (Matt.16:15)

The question is highly relevant for us today.… Read the rest