We had a great Men’s Event a couple of weeks ago – Every Man Needs a Wingman. I was grateful that several men from our church prioritized the meeting, and I think it was a good evening. In our conversation about friendship, I listed out 5 benefits of friendship. Since all of the men from … Continue reading Godly Friendship ~ pt. 1
“If I try to pray for people or events without having the word in front of me guiding my prayers, then several negative things happen. One is that I tend to be very repetitive. . . . I just pray the same things all the time. Another negative thing is that my mind tends to wander.” – Donald Whitney … Continue reading Praying
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…