Dealing with Our Anger

My first leadership meeting in ministry was um, an interesting experience. The church had built a new addition several years before, and some believed food and beverage would never be allowed in it. Well, the previous Sunday someone had not only entered the addition...

Don’t Surrender, Keep the Faith

I seem to have been born without the gene for patience. Even Disney World annoyed me as a kid because I could not stand waiting in lines. I’d like to think I have matured some in my old age. While lines don’t bother me so much, a current problem is my need for seeing...

Who are we Following?

I remember going on a mission trip to Mississippi that involved our team driving through Kansas City. We had four or five vehicles in our caravan, and my vehicle was near the front. There was a fair amount of traffic, and I was not very focused on keeping all of our...

Are You Teachable?

Growing up school was pretty easy for me. Most subjects came naturally, and I could breeze through with minimal effort. Math, however, was a massive exception. No matter how much I tried math always seemed completely incompressible (especially when random letters and...

Unqualified

Dwight Moody was born in Massachusetts in 1837 to an extremely poor family. His father died when he was little, leaving his mother to support a large family. Having no other recourse, his mother sent him off at a young age to work for his food, housing, and education....