I have written about this subject before from a different angle, but I think it is time to revisit. People often tell a "half-truth" for various reasons. They don't want to hurt someone's feelings. They want to avoid conflict. The list goes on. What does God think about telling a "half-truth" or white lie? Acts … Continue reading Is a Half-Truth a Lie?
Some of us are blessed with good employers while others feel cursed. What does God think about that? Does your response matter to Him? Does He want you to give them what's coming to them, or does God have something else to say? Let's see what the Bible says. The wording is "bondservant", but it … Continue reading Your God-Given Responsibility at Work
I live in the rural South where we are polite even when we don't mean it. I wrote the title the way I did because we drag out syllables in this part of the country. We often tell others we love them because it's considered good manners while our true feelings may be quite the … Continue reading “Luv Ewwwwwwwe”
When most of us think of abuse, we think of domestic violence or abuse of a sexual, verbal, or physical nature. We think about husband who beat their wives, parents who hurt their children, or a random or planned act of violence in a public place. Most people would never think of it inside the … Continue reading Spiritual Abuse
This is a question we all ask or have asked at some point in life. We wonder why life is so hard. We can't understand why things have the way they do. Why do we get a bad health report? Why do we go from financially secure to broke? Why did we lose a job? … Continue reading Why Is Life So Hard?
Many think of hospice as completely doom and gloom. It can be a very sad thing, but we also encounter laughter and joy with the terminally ill and their families. Today, was somewhat expected yet unexpected. I had a visit today that was consumed with talking about Scripture, prayer requests, and how awesome the Lord … Continue reading An Unexpected Visitation
I know you are probably thinking about the children's song. My mind is, however, going in a different direction. I want to discuss church cycles for a moment. I have been entertained and disappointed at the cycles in churches. This is not a criticism as much as it is a note of observation. Getting rid … Continue reading Here We Go Loop-Dee-Loo
As a pastor and church staffer, I am way too familiar with church culture. A huge part of church culture is the nominating committee. You know those awesome people that come to you during the summer and guilt trip you? Yeah! That's them! I have seen committee members sit around in meetings and nominate people … Continue reading It’s Okay to Say No
One of the things I love about my job is the drive time. It allows me to think, pray, and worship. As I was driving today, I prayed and God dealt with me pretty heavily about some things. If you are anything like me, God has to keep you in check frequently. In my prayer … Continue reading Getting Ready for a Funeral
Would you believe it if you heard that 4 separate church entities (a traditional model church, a church plant, a Chinese church, and a Messianic Jewish congregation) all meet at different times in the same building? I would not have believed it had I not seen this video. It's about the kingdom of God not … Continue reading 4-Church Partnership: A Must-Watch