… perfectionism is not the same as the pursuit of excellence. In ministry, having a perfectionist mindset can be detrimental to your ability to minister with and to others. … More People or Perfection?
This is the final installment in The Talk Series. Today we address when you should intervene on behalf of your loved ones. I hope that I have provided a springboard of information to aid you in beginning your discussions with your family. … More The Talk: Final Thoughts
Gossip: Idle talk which foolishly or maliciously spreads rumors or facts. The effects of gossiping are divisive and destructive. … More #GossipChallenge
Revival involves repentance and humility. Once we come to a state of humility before God, it can be easy to repent at an altar to God alone. But … God requires us to make it right with others as well. Regardless of the outcome, true revival for the Christian begins by being humble before God and man. … More Revival: What Is It? Do I Need It?
One phone call can change everything in the blink of an eye. We had that “one phone call” a few weeks ago, hence, the recent lack of postings. Though the situation is not one of the above examples, nor is it an emergency situation, it is and will be one we will have to deal with for quite some time. And since that phone call, we have learned a few things as we prepare for future decisions that we hope to share with you to help you practically prepare for the inevitable day you receive your “one phone call.” … More One Phone Call
Most of us know what gossip is… when it is about us. However, we sometimes have difficulty identifying it when we are in a conversation. A very informal definition of gossip might be a casual conversation about others which may involve details that are not confirmed as true. Often people gossip simply because they don’t … More Protect Yourself from Being an Unknowing Gossip
In Christian circles, we tend to shun speaking about depression. Often it is seen as spiritual weakness or a “sin problem.” It is neither. However, depression could develop into one or the other if not treated and overcome. Depression is a normal emotional response when faced with loss or trying circumstances. Depression can be caused … More The Reality of Depression and Its Signs
No one is immune from the effects of death. Family, friends, co-workers, even an entire community can be affected by the loss of one person. The closer in relationship to the deceased, the more stages of grief you will feel and the longer it will take to go through them. It is important that we … More The Stages of Grief
Often we may think that only death causes grief. This simply is not true. Grief can be experienced on many different levels for a variety of reasons. … More What Causes Grief?
Losing a child is losing a part of your own self; a part of your future, or rather, what you thought your future to be. It is the loss of hopes and dreams for that child. … The loss of a child is something that you carry all your remaining days. We must go on living, but we do not have to forget. … More On Losing a Child… 20 Years Later… And Beyond