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7 Reasons Weekly Worship is Vital

Central Indiana woke up to our first semi-substantial snowfall of 2016 this morning. And, while I don’t expect many to relate to what I’m about to say, I’m going to say it anyway. Sunday snow stinks! Any other day of the week, no problem. If it snows on Tuesday, we cancel school and everyone is happy. …

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Want to Get Noticed in Ministry?

I’m an ambitious person. Not a characteristic you typically associate with someone who is in ministry? I agree; at first, that may seem like a contradiction. We typically think about ambition in a negative sense because we’ve witnessed so many ambitious people doing whatever they can to climb the ladder, to achieve, and to protect their …

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Broken But Useful

When I was young, our television quit. My Dad and I took the TV to the appliance repair shop in the next town. We dropped it off, drove home, waited a couple of weeks, picked it up, lugged it back into the house, hooked it up, and used it for a few more years. Aside from making …

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The Power To Do Good

A particular proverb has been rattling around in my brain for some time. It’s one of those bits of wisdom that has a way of sinking down and taking hold in my heart. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act,” (Proverbs 3:27). Nineteen …

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Ten Ways to Serve Your Neighbors

The concept of serving has always been close to my heart. It’s been a part of my life since I was a little kid. I have always enjoyed the experience of doing something significant—or seemingly not so significant—simply from a place of love and a desire to encourage someone. It’s that time again: time for …

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