Has it ever occurred to you that we need to be patient about learning patience? In terms of challenges and disappointments, no other season of my life has been as difficult as the past couple of years. But God, in his goodness, is faithful to strengthen our faith and deepen our knowledge of Him even in times of trial—especially in times of trial.
So, it is in this season of difficulty that I am—by God’s grace—growing more patient. Leader to leader, I’d like to share with you what I’m learning. [read more]
I’d like to add to Mark Jones’ last post on the importance of transparency in your ministry. If you dig a little deeper into the practicalities of transparency, you find an important discipline: Accountability. And accountability is what U.S. Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley is after. [read more]
Most families have traditions. Some of our fondest memories are of the special things we enjoy as families at Christmas time—apple pie, looking at lights, a candlelit Christmas Eve service. [read more]
The question is unavoidable this time of year: “What are you thankful for?” While it may seem routine at times, something wonderful happens when we really stop to think about it. We become thankful.
While this year has been marked with challenges, I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I reflect on the blessings in my work and ministry. Here are just a few that come to mind: [read more]
I want to touch on a subject that we don’t hear much about: kindness. For the believer, kindness is rooted in our response to how much God loves us, and the sacrifice He made on our behalf. He lavished the riches of His grace on us. From that abundance we love others and in large measure express that love through acts of kindness. [read more]