I am constantly in conversations about narcissists. Based on the conversations I have, the vast majority of people must be narcissistic so the stage may very well clear. What is narcissism? It is "extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type" (Source unknown). … Continue reading Let the Narcissist Exit the Stage
I desperately wish that phrase "fixing your past" could be a reality. Sadly, it is not. Bad financial decisions, marrying the wrong person, effects of traumatic experiences...none of these can be erased nor fixed. The consequences of these things will go on for years. Your bad financial decisions will take years to pay off. You'll … Continue reading Fixing Your Past
I have been around circles of preachers who tried to convince me in my younger days that in order to preach the "real gospel", a preacher has to be negative all the time. To them, there is no room for joking or joy in the pulpit. The last time I checked, the word gospel means … Continue reading The Gospel of Negativity?
That's the sorriest excuse for things I've ever heard! Great introduction, huh? It's another way of saying, "I don't see anything wrong with me" or "I'm too lazy to do anything to improve myself." This generation needs a bold word. They don't mind giving one, but receiving one is a different story. We have bought … Continue reading That’s Just the Way I Am
Have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems like you get hit from a few different angles? The enemy of your soul uses people to discourage you, and you become focused on what's not happening rather than what is happening. As I write this, I choose to focus on the reality of … Continue reading Perspective Matters
This week, my oldest son set out to blog about things of a spiritual nature. I encourage those who follow my blog to follow him at mmw4christ.wordpress.com. He has grown up as a minister's son and has quite a bit of insight for his age. I'm proud of the work God is doing in Him.
I love the blogging community, but it is even better when I get to read from people I watched grow up (Wow, I feel old!). I want to encourage all of my followers to follow her blog. Here is her latest post: https://wearehisworkmanshipblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/surrendering-to-christ/
Have you ever been through the same life experience over and over? You wonder why the same lesson keeps popping up? I think we can all answer "Yes!" to this. We often want to tell God we got it the first time, but we really didn't. I can't take the credit for this thought, but … Continue reading Constant Replay
This past Sunday, I preached the first full sermons I've preached since November. That's almost 10 months without preaching a full-length message. If God puts it in you to preach, it's hard to shut up that long. I took the suggestion from a friend of mine to contact a church that has had different preachers … Continue reading The Drought Has Ended
On Labor Day weekend last year, God led me to a very abrupt decision. He called me to leave the church I was serving. Things seemed to be rocking along fine, but He made it clear it was time to go. That week, four churches contacted me. However, God would not release me to take … Continue reading This Weekend Last Year