It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Life has its major events. Some good, some not. But often it is the little things that make or break our day. I love affirmation. That’s my love language. I am also one of those people who downplays it when I get it (yes, those people). But inside I love it. A little...
Take Action

Take Action

In the Chronicles of Narnia, Lucy sees Aslan when no one else does. They don’t believe her, so she does nothing. Later, when she meets Aslan, she hugs him and says, “I knew it was you, the whole time, I knew it. But the others didn’t believe me.” Aslan asks, “and why...
Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

What is 42%? It means little without context. 42% can be positive. You got a 42% return on your investments this year! It can also be nerve-wracking. Your company is going to lay off 42% of its workforce. Sometimes the impact of 42% is massive. 42% of pastors are...
Spiritual Dominoes

Spiritual Dominoes

JB Meyer was a pastor in London. He was intelligent, highly educated and looked at his beloved church as his intellectual kingdom. He was ashamed of the name of Jesus. He kept it out of his sermons and his church. Meyer’s congregation wanted to bring in a young...
Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue

Have you ever had a time in life when you were dealing with some difficult issue at work, and it seemed like everything in your personal and family life got complicated at the same time? It was emotionally trying and taxing to all your relationships. Some people...
Loneliness

Loneliness

One topic that comes up often in ministry circles is the unexpected loneliness that comes with ministry. You might wonder how ministry can be lonely when you are surrounded by people day in and day out.  Maybe you haven’t thought about the fact that many in...