Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

Word for the Day: All things to all men. This has been very difficult to write.  I watch the videos of cities being burned, property being destroyed, and the police being vilified, and my flesh wants to fight back. On the other hand, when I hear the phrase “Black lives matter,” I have to say, … Continue reading Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

Racism? That’s Unacceptable!

Word for the Day: It takes a change of Heart Like everyone I know, when I first saw the video of the death of George Floyd, I was appalled.  Afterward, I kept thinking, “What was in that cop’s mind?  What was he thinking or feeling?  How do you just sit there and watch the life … Continue reading Racism? That’s Unacceptable!

That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

The word for the day: If it’s unacceptable, then quit accepting it! We are living in a toxic atmosphere.  People’s lives can be ripped apart just for posting the wrong thing on Twitter, or Instagram, or whatever.  Every word is scrutinized, and failure to toe the party line (whichever party) can lead to violent backlash.  A … Continue reading That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”  (Romans 8:26 NLT) This is Pentecost Sunday, the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.  … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

From the Pew to the Harvest: Get off the Roller Coaster

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."(Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV) “From the Pew to the Harvest” is a series of video interviews with individuals whose lives have been impacted Faith Ministry Training Institute or other … Continue reading From the Pew to the Harvest: Get off the Roller Coaster

Sunday Supernaturally: Don’t Do This Alone

And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NKJV I've spent the last two weeks around pastors.  It’s always a privilege … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Don’t Do This Alone

Man Alive 10: Stable and Consistent

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Psalms 112:7 NKJV  In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term manhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?”  I tallied the responses in the hope of identifying characteristics of … Continue reading Man Alive 10: Stable and Consistent

Man Alive: Stand up for What’s Right

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more … Continue reading Man Alive: Stand up for What’s Right

Man Alive: Integrity

The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. Proverbs 11:3 NKJV In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term manhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?”  I tallied the responses in the hope of identifying characteristics … Continue reading Man Alive: Integrity

Man Alive: Courageous

"This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term manhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?”  I tallied the … Continue reading Man Alive: Courageous