I grew up attending a church that used the AWANA children’s ministry. I was in the first Cubbie class (3 to 5 yr olds) at my church and continued in the program all the way through the 7th grade, earning just about every award along the way. The patches, ribbons, and trophies I earned then … Continue reading Bible Memory
Integrity is best measured by our actions when no one else is around. One of the greatest threats to our integrity is pornography. The accessibility to pornography is the easiest it has ever been, and the effects of it on our society and homes is staggering. I don’t think I have to spend time convincing … Continue reading Integrity
I recently saw an interesting site: two local business had signs out front advertising that they were open for business on Sundays. Increasingly companies are open on Sundays – even the local public library recently added permanent Sunday hours. It used to be that Sunday was sacred even for those who didn’t go to church … Continue reading Now Open!
Leaders deal with problems. Most of us don’t relish the idea, but it’s part of our calling; we have to deal with a lot of problems. A typical piece of advice about dealing with problems is to see them as opportunities or potential rather than just problems. That is helpful. If we focus only on … Continue reading The Problem/Potential Pendulum
This post is from Wayne L. Winquist Jim Gaffigan is a funny man and the father of five children. He said, “Parenting is a cult. And as a cult member, you can try to explain it to other people, but we just appear like lunatics.” In other words, being a father isn’t an easy assignment. … Continue reading Wayne’s Word…
This last part of the Leaders are Readers series. If we are to become better readers, we have to keep the benefits of reading in mind. There are many possible benefits to reading, but I will limit this post to four: 1. Increased knowledge is the most apparent benefit of reading knowledge. The more we … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.4
This is part three of a four-part series on reading. Click here for part one and here for part two. Helpful hint #3 to become a better reader: Eat that elephant! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The same is true with reading. You don’t have to devote extended amounts … Continue reading Leaders are Readers – pt.3