God is Dependable – What does that Mean?
When you think about trust, who is it that you truly trust? Yes, sometimes we have to lean on people who will disappoint us, but we don’t trust them, do we? It is necessity, not trust, that makes us lean on those people. Who do we trust? We trust those we can count on! When…
Letting Character Lead
Several years ago I went to a conference called, ‘Building Men for the Body of Christ’. At the beginning of the conference it struck me how the concern was not so much for ‘doing’ something for our families and our churches as much as ‘being’ something for them. Jesus said, 3 “Blessed are the poor…
Are We Preparing?
Why is it that some people seem to be always ready to lend a hand, help a friend, touch a life; and for others it is work? Why is it that others are always grumpy, caustic, or quick with a slicing comment? Why is it that some people always have a verse, poem, or song…
Is Following Complicated?
Sometimes we make things difficult that are actually straight forward. Have you ever put together a tent? I have seen people spend what seemed like hours in a jumbled up mess. Then, suddenly, they looked at the directions in a different way and poof their tent was up in ten minutes. (no, I won’t admit…
The Character Necessary
In Acts 13 we see Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Often, we focus on Paul and Barnabas’ success. Instead, think with me about their response to opposition and resistance. It is in opposition that we see Paul and Barnabas’ character shine through.