The Fork In The Road

Before you gave your life to Jesus, you were separated from God and marked as His enemy. You lived your life the way you wanted, with no regard for God’s plans and desires for you. Your spirit was diseased with sin. Think about a picture of a healthy lung versus a picture of a chain smoker’s lung, but instead of …

BE-ing before GO-ing

Christianity needs intentional training. We need “veteran” Christians” (those who are experiencing the richness of life in the kingdom of God) to GO forth and invest in the lives of others, discipling them to maturity: disciples making disciples who make disciples. My book GO: Flex Your Story provides training for anyone willing and listening to our Father’s voice to share their unique story …

Smile

“Smile and dial” is a standard phrase in telesales. New salespeople are continually told that prospective customers can “hear your smile” through the phone, and three psychologists at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom proved it! They studied the effects of smiling on one’s tone of voice and whether listeners could tell the difference when they couldn’t see …

What Fuels Your Engine?

What loftiness of soul, what purity and elevation of motive, what unselfishness, what self-sacrifice, what exhaustive toil, what ardor of spirit, what divine tact are requisite to be an intercessor for men! When we watch or read mystery or detective stories, the police are always looking for the motive that caused the person to do the crime. In these stories, …

Pursuing A Reckless, Crazy Strategy

Pursuing A Reckless, Crazy Strategy God loves to work in the realm of the impossible. Therefore, He puts you and me in impossible situations in order that we can see that He is the One who comes through and works things out. Once Joshua passed away, Israel was led by judges for a period of time. Ten of them are …

Personal Discipleship

THE GREATEST, MOST UNUSED WEAPONPersonal Discipleship In 2006 my wife, Brooke, and I learned we were having a son. Now came the hard part – what to name him! Brooke had been a teacher for years, so she had many names that were not going to work. And I was feeling the pressure of “branding” our child with his name! …