I love the book of Nehemiah–always have–every reading! “Nehemiah?” you respond with raised eyebrows. Yep, Nehemiah. Why? First, thanks to my good pastor’s attention to detail and delight with God’s word, the book lays out a clear plan for accomplishing a God-given goal. Second, Sanballat and Tobiah personify the devil, ...Read More »
How Far Should You Pursue the American Dream?
May I ask you a question? Is it ever okay to quit? To let a dream die … just because you don’t want it anymore? A dream that was 30 years in the making? Is it alright to shut the door on a lifetime of perfecting your craft? Can you walk away from ...Read More »
God’s Glory In You: Excellence in the Mundane
I have to assume I’m not the only person to wonder what God wants from me. In fact, I’ve even heard my father say, “I wonder what I’m going to do when I grow up.” It’s a chronic plague among humans to always feel at the bottom of the ladder. ...Read More »
Should Women be Ordained Pastors?
Have you ever stopped to notice that there are no ordained woman preachers in the Bible? Have you ever wondered why the twelve disciples were all males? “Do you believe women should be ordained pastors?” James Brown sings that “it’s a man’s world.” Many will strongly disagree with his claim, ...Read More »
Our Hope: Shake Off The Dust
And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.” Matthew 10:14 As disciples of Christ, all Christians are called to some form of evangelism. Not all are gifted in this area, but when we ...Read More »