Maximize Your Ministry Potential

Let’s say we are sitting together right now, sharing a cup of coffee, and I ask you “Are you achieving your maximum potential in ministry?”  You respond, “I’m not sure.”  So I ask, “What gifts has God placed within you?”, what is your response?  Would you say music, drama, intuitiveness, caring, wisdom, etc…? Earlier this […]

There Is Still Much More!

I listened intently as a friend shared from several scriptures.  One scripture in particular challenged me to the very core of my spirit.  I have read through it in at least ten translations.  I believe the best translation is from the New Century Version. Carefully consider God’s words to Joshua in Joshua 13:1.  God says, […]

Making Your Circumstances Work For You

As I was reading earlier this week, I came across a compelling daily challenge. Daily remind yourself that your external circumstances do not determine your peace, soundness of mind, joy, or happiness. All of those are your choice. These essential states of being flow from your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Sure, we often convince […]

What Do You Desire To Accomplish In Ministry?

When you started ministering, what dreams and expectations did you have?  Can you concisely answer the question, “What did you desire to accomplish in ministry?”  Here’s the follow-up question for you.  “Have you done it?” There are many examples of being held back from doing something we really wish to do.  The classic example from

What Your Kids Do and Do Not Know

This is a remarkable world which our kids are growing up in today!  Have you ever considered what your kids know about today’s technology and culture?  I’ve seen preschoolers playing games on iPhones.  Kids are texting without looking at the keypad.  There are preteens who design websites.  Teenagers have created successful international businesses.  They understand […]

Writing on the Heart of a Child

Is the life of a child really a blank slate to write upon? If so, what message will you write on the lives of your children this week? Today’s Word of Challenge stirred up within me as I was spending time with God while sitting at my desk early this morning. While being quite in […]

Your Most Meaningful Achievements

As I write this Word of Challenge, so many thoughts are circling around and through my mind concerning the question, “What has been your most meaningful achievements?”. There have been so many different