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Rekindle the Dream

     Today, is a day that we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. life in America. His legacy is vast and wide in his leadership in the struggle of civil rights. The moment that best highlights this movement is the “I Have a Dream” speech given in Washington, DC. Here is link to the speech on … Continue reading

Best Selling Christian Books

The following is the top ten Christian Books per Amazon as of November 2014.  There are a few up and coming books as additions including fiction writer Jana Karon and books by Mark Batterson, Steve Harvey and others.  Each book is linked for a traditional book, but will also show the Kindle price and link. … Continue reading

Top Ten Discouragements for Local Pastors and Staff

I recently read an article by Thom Rainer who had done some research on the top discouragements for Pastors and Church Staff.  I thought this would go well with prior articles of challenges and encouragements for pastors (see the Recent Related Post links below). Although there are many challenges and discouragements for pastors from pay, … Continue reading

If At First You Don’t Succeed . . . Three Parts of Success

Recently, we have been considering the concept of “If At First You Don’t Succeed. . .”  In this post, we will consider the idea of what is success?  For many in America, success is defined in material terms; but for other cultures, success may be based on traditions and practices passed down to the next … Continue reading

If at First You Don’t Succeed. . . Lacking Nothing

I must admit that sometimes it is a struggle to continue.  When one does not reach the goal, all ideas are tried and still it remains unaccomplished.  Now what do you do?  If it is a personal goal, I guess you could not continue the project.  But if it is related to work, then you … Continue reading

Chase the Lion

One of my favorite books is In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, by Marc Batterson. I encourage you to go for it and check it out. Quoted below is the Lion Chasers Manifesto: Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue … Continue reading

Holiness

  I think the concept of holiness is as important today, as in years past.  Let’s consider the importance of holiness in our everyday lives.  Prior generations have embraced a concept of a holy life by determining appearances like hair length and certain types of jewelry or a certain ceremony or worship activity to set … Continue reading

Brokenness

I thought that it was important to share on the concept of brokenness.  The Biblical concept of brokenness is something all Christians will experience.  Whether is due to situations in our lives, an unfulfilled expectation, a death, the end of a relationship, maybe an unanswered prayer.  No matter the cause, God uses brokenness to allow … Continue reading

A Pastor’s Call To Rest

It almost seems ridiculous to mention that a Pastor needs to take time off, but my personal experience tells me otherwise.  I was leading a small congregation of 30 – 35 people with a limited budget.  With God’s help, I was doing the best I could with what I had.  I would preach numerous weeks in … Continue reading

Eight Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy Pastors

One of the key factors to life of a Pastor or anyone is emotional health.  Vanderbloemen Search Group, an organization that helps church assess potential pastoral candidates says that emotional health is the key factor to a pastor’s success.  Their factors are great for assessing pastors and to assist anyone else in considering their own … Continue reading

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