Christmas Eve Memories

I’m 52 years old, but I remember well the Christmas eves of my childhood. Our grandpa spent the night with us, and he always…

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A Bible Reading Strategy for 2014

I struggled for years to find a Bible reading plan that works for me. A few years ago, though, I developed a plan that now works well for me. I share that strategy not because I think it’s a perfect one (it’s not), but because I hope it helps you think about reading through the Word in 2014. Here are the steps I follow:

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10 Ways to Show Gratitude the Rest of the Year

This past week, we celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. On this one day, we gathered with family, ate a meal, and took a few minutes to express our thanks. Then, we moved on with talking, eating, watching football, napping . . . and eating again. We have so much for which to be grateful. I fear, though, that we too often limit our expressions of thanksgiving to only this day. Because the Apostle Paul tells us to “give thanks in everything” (1 Thess 5:18), we need to practice thanksgiving. Here are some practical ways to build thanksgiving into your leadership role.

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Why We Must Love Unlovable Church Members

I was a young pastor, and I was sure everybody in the church was kind, gracious, and Christian. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to learn that even in the church are people who don’t quite get there.

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Being a Memorable Leader

I don’t often write extensively about my story, but it seems right to do so this week. One year ago, my father passed away…

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