What Kind of Day are You Having?
Words of Encouragement, especially for God’s ministering servants… This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 We sing it. We quote it. We share it. But do we really believe it, and walk in the reality of this nugget from God’s truth? Let’s admit it. Some days are better than others. Solomon speaks of the “difficult days (to) come” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Paul speaks of being able to withstand in the evil day (Ephesians 6:13), and Scriptu
Burnout, Busyness, & Being
A Note of Encouragement, Especially for God’s Ministering Servants… “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not loose heart.” – 2 Corinthians 4:1. IS BURN OUT INEVITABLE? As one who has had two massive burnouts in my 57 years of ministry, I feel I can speak with some authority on a condition which is affecting many of God’s ministering servants. Discouragement, disillusionment, and depression are not uncommon among ministers in all denominati
Religion vs. Relationship
I truly appreciate Chip Brogden for allow us to share this message from him on our website: From Chip Brogden - http://ChipBrogden.com When church folks realize you don’t go to church, they say, “What’s wrong with you? Don’t you love God’s people?” In other words, how can you have a relationship with God’s people if you don’t go to church? And the fact of the matter is, of course, I think most people who love God also love God’s people. But I think we would have to dig down m
“Whose church is this anyway?”
At one of my lowest points in fifty-seven years of ministry, I was praying (actually complaining to God) about the terrible condition of the church I was serving as pastor and my seeming inability to pull the congregation out of a nose dive. I was saying something like this, “Lord, why did You bring me to this place? I’ve tried every ‘trick of the trade’ I know, and none of them have worked. The harder I try the worse it gets.” After a long pause, I felt the Lord said this to