This morning I spent time browsing the many conferences that are available for preachers and pastors, leadership and laity on the web. Not for any particular reason. I guess just trying to keep my ear to the ground. There are several. The speakers are some of our nations best and brightest. They appear to be challenging and provide for some incredible opportunities to sharpen the skills of those who serve in ministry. Then, the most unique and inexplainable thought crossed my
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” (Prov. 4:23). This month there is much focus on the heart. Heart conditions and heart attacks are the number one cause of death in America. We can decrease this epidemic by adjusting our diets and through exercise. Simply by getting rid of the salt and taking a thirty minute walk daily can decrease the risk of a heart attack. For more information on steps you can take to lower your risk I suggest
There are two duties of a Christian that guarantee success or failure; they are a life of prayer and a life of study. On these two, your maturity as a person and the manifestation of the promises hang. In fact, I believe that most of our trouble and our problems can be traced back to the poverty of our prayer life and the scarcity of our study life. If your life lacks discipline, dedication or determination; then it is probable that you do not have a life of prayer and study.
Last evening after dinner my wife encouraged me. In this season she needs all the encouragement I can muster. However, she encouraged me. I had a normal busy day on Monday. I ended the day with an afternoon lunch with a newly installed pastor in our city. My wife’s words of encouragement were to remind me of my value and worth. She said: “You have so much to offer and there are individuals that need you.” We live in a world that seeks to place labels and lids on us. Labels de