Category: Leader

Is it Safe?

Have you heard the chatter? There is talk that our nation is preparing to reopen. The lifting or modification of some of the Stay at Home orders is creating both excitement and anxiety. Isn’t it interesting how the news brings both hope and worry?…

I Can’t Hear

Sometimes, the hardest voice to hear is God’s. People think I never have a problem hearing from God, but that’s not true. I can think of three reasons why I can’t hear God’s voice sometimes: God does not scream. His voice does not drown…

Marathon Fear

Fear can paralyze us. I remember watching a video of the bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. I was amazed as I watched the people’s reactions near the explosions. Most people ran away from the explosions. A loud boom…smoke…sirens…yelling. A…

The Uninvited Guest

I received a nasty email last week. Don’t feel sorry for me. I get disagreeable emails occasionally. It comes with the privilege of being a pastor. I only bring this one up because of the circumstances going on in our world. The person who…

Empty Churches

As we approach Easter Sunday, my faith celebrates, but I am sad. I’m not sad because Christ left something undone. I’m sad because I will not be able to celebrate His resurrection with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I wish my faith was…

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

A few days ago I finished reading a biography titled Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. Hudson Taylor was an English doctor who accepted the call to become a missionary to China in the second half of the 18th Century. He was 21 years old when…

Rewards

Over the years I have discovered that many people see God’s Word as a rule book. When they read it or when it is shared with them, they perceive it as a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts”. I guess in some ways the…

Annoying Second Cousins

One of my sons was hired by a local grocery store chain. He came home last night and told me the new restrictions being implemented at the store because of COVID-19. After listening to him, I got anxious and frustrated. I went to bed…

A New Way to Think

I believe the following three things are simultaneously possible during the current medical threat: We can be socially responsible and still be social. We can live without being controlled by the fear of being infected. We can do both of the things mentioned above…

Bigger, Better, Smarter, Holier, Higher

Have you noticed that people sometimes find God while facing a difficulty or suffering a loss? Even those who already have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ have communicated they felt God was “closer” to them when they went through a dark season….

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