Resume blunders

How bad a mistake can you make on your resume? Here are some real-life examples: "My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable." "Educ...

Satisfaction

A little boy never said a word for six years. One day his parents served him cocoa. From out of left field, the kid says, "This cocoa's no good." His parents began to celebrate. They said to him, "Why did you w...

Sermon points should make a point

In a recent edition of his Ministry Toolbox newsletter, Rick Warren says that too many sermon outlines, “don’t say much of anything to anyone. You can avoid this pitfall by taking a few simple steps toward crea...

What You Won’t Hear

Here are some comments you’ll probably never hear at church: 1. Hey! It's my turn to sit in the front pew. 2. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon went 25 minutes over time. 3. Personally I...

The Old Testament for the 21st Century

If you’ll be preaching and/or teaching from the Old Testament in 2017, you’ll find Kelvin Moore’s The Old Testament for the 21st Century (Insight Press) to be a useful resource. Each chapter introduces a differ...

Need for Fathers

In a Wall Street Journal article, James Wilson points out the urgent need in our society for families led by fathers: “An employed father helps persuade a young boy that getting a job makes more sense than hang...

Dear Landlord

Here are some excerpts from actual letters sent to landlords. No wonder rent is so high. 1. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bathe the children until it is cleared. 2. This is to let you know that ther...

The Power of Your Attitude

Stan Toler is a pastor and denominational leader who has unique insights about leadership, and in his latest book, The Power of Your Attitude (Harvest House), he counsels readers about ways to be happier and mo...