Predictablity, Habit

Chuck Swindoll writes: “A bazaar was held in a village in northern India. Everyone brought his wares to trade and sell. One old farmer brought in a whole covey of quail. He had tied a string around one leg of e...

You can’t do it all

In a recent issue of his Ministry Toolbox newsletter, Rick Warren said, “Every church must eventually decide whether it is going to be structured for control or structured for growth.  For a church to grow, bot...

Washed Out

If you took the same excuses that people use for not going to church and apply them to other important areas of life you'd realize how inconsistent we can be in our logic.  For example: Reasons Not to Wash. ...

Commitment, Faithfulness

A nurse shared this story of faithfulness: It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry...

4 Tips for Protecting Your Voice

A wise carpenter takes care of his tools. A gifted surgeon cares for her instruments. A pilot makes sure the aircraft has been well maintained. As a preacher, your most important physical tool is your voice,...

Gone Fishing

A man was speeding down the highway, feeling secure in a gaggle of cars all traveling at the same speed. However, as they passed a speed trap, he got nailed with an infrared speed detector and was pulled over. ...

Money, Greed

In a Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes, “CNN carried a story of a 62-year-old man who was rushed to Cholet General Hospital in France, suffering stomach pain. His family told doctors the man...

Four Practices of a Visionary Leader

In an article by John Maxwell, he writes about Louis and Auguste Lumiere who in 1895 “patented the cinematograph, an all-in-one film camera, projector, and printer. With the use of their invention, the two Fren...